Goldman Sachs: The 10,000 Women Initiative

Posted: 14 Sep 2009

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Christopher Marquis

Cornell University; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

V. Kasturi Rangan

Harvard Business School - Marketing Unit

Cathy Ross

Harvard Business School

Date Written: June 20, 2009

Abstract

Goldman Sachs' five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative to provide practical business and management education to 10,000 women around the globe recently celebrated its first anniversary and over 1,200 women were either enrolled in, or graduated from sponsored certificate programs. The case describes the conception, development and implementation of the initiative and outlines some key strategic decisions facing the firm as they roll-out the program over the coming years. These include: how to organize the network of schools that deliver the educational services, how to determine the best outside partners to provide additional services for the women entrepreneurs, how to best assess the impact of the program, and finally the extent to which the initiative provides contributions to the long-term strategy of the firm.

Suggested Citation

Marquis, Christopher and Rangan, V. Kasturi and Ross, Cathy, Goldman Sachs: The 10,000 Women Initiative (June 20, 2009). HBS Case No. 509-042; Harvard Business School Marketing Unit; Harvard Business School Organizational Behavior Unit. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1473211

Christopher Marquis (Contact Author)

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V. Kasturi Rangan

Harvard Business School - Marketing Unit ( email )

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Boston, MA 02163
United States

Cathy Ross

Harvard Business School ( email )

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Boston, MA 02163
United States

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