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Arizona-based business school Thunderbird is to train 100 women entrepreneurs from around the globe in an initiative funded by Goldman Sachs, under its 10,000 Women initiative. The $100 million five-year 10,000 Women initiative, announced three years ago, is designed to drive economic growth by giving 10,000 women management and business training, as well as access to capital and mentoring.
The 100 women on the latest scheme will be selected by the US Department of State, which is a partner. The first group of women will come from Indonesia and Haiti will be trained at Thunderbird’s campus in Glendale, Arizona.
Since its launch, the 10,000 Women initiative has trained more than 3,500 women in more than 20 countries through a network of some 70 academic and non-profit partners. Thunderbird will run the new scheme through its not-for-profit arm, Thunderbird for Good, which already trains women in Peru and Afghanistan.The most established of these initiatives is Project Artemis, which includes two weeks of business and entrepreneurial decision-making training for promising entrepreneurial women in Afghanistan.
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