“The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative is supporting scholarships for underserved women to attend EDC Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management (CEM)”
Precious Okpala, the owner of Rock Solid Concept producer pure natural honey in Lagos, Nigeria, recently attended the five (5) months training in entrepreneurial Management at the Pan African University, Enterprise Development Centre as one of the scholars in a global entrepreneurship programme powered by Goldman Sachs.
She earned her Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management in December, 2009 and has been able to deploy all that she learnt during the programme to her business which has now experienced a drastic improvement. After the programme, Precious repackaged her product for better patronage; sales experienced a 100% increase and also created visibility for the product enabling penetration into big markets.
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative was launched two (2) years ago and was aimed at empowering 10,000 Women in developing and emerging economies across the world. In Nigeria, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative in collaboration with Pan-African University have trained over 100 women under this scholarship which includes a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management (CEM) and follow up services such as business advisory, consulting clinics, and mentoring.
Another opportunity is open for qualified Female business owners to apply for the 2010/2011 Goldman Sachs WEL Scholarship, Kindly download your form and send completed form to email@example.com and copy firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call Adeola on 0819 115 1171 for general enquiries.
Selection criteria will be as follows:
a Company must be owned / managed by a woman
b Should be a functional business (at least 3 months in operation)
c Cannot afford CEM / Follow-up program
d The Enterprise must have high growth potential market and employ more people.
e High local value added will be an advantage. Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview.
Selected Scholars will be required to pay N75,000 for the CEM program and the 7-month follow-up services.
For more information on the Goldman Sachs 10000 women initiative visit http://10000women.org