Goldman Sachs – 10,000 Women and 10,000 Small Business Programs

Dina Powell, president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, recently spoke at Duke’s Sanford School.  She discussed several Goldman Sachs’ programs which are built on the concepts of social enterprise and entrepreneurship operating through women owned and small businesses as a means of improving lives and communities.

The 10,000 Women’s goal is to stimulate economic growth by providing 10,000 women around the world with management and business education, mentoring, and access to capital. With a focus on helping women outside the United States, the program seeks to positively impact the lives of these women, their families, and their communities.

The 10,000 Small Business Program is a public-private partnership designed to create growth and job creation among small businesses throughout the United States.  Currently they are focused on 12 urban areas and provide education and access to capital to small businesses in these communities.  Currently the program does not operate in the harder to reach and smaller markets and communities in rural areas of the United States.

By focusing on women overseas and small businesses which create the majority of the jobs in the U.S., these program integrate the concepts of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship as a transformative power for the communities and individuals.

A significant challenge  is how to scale these programs.  What suggestions do you have?

To read more about these program:

10,000 Women 

10,000 Small Businesses


About Marty Martin, JD MPA

Marty Martin, JD MPA, Martin Law Firm, Raleigh, North Carolina, provides legal, tax, and training services related to nonprofit, tax-exempt, and social enterprise organizations serving local, regional, state, national, and international constituencies. He works with them throughout their lifecycle including start up, operations and management, board governance, merger, and closing down. He is a BoardSource Certified Consultant and Governance Trainer and CCAT Certified Facilitator. He has served as a senior an instructor with the Duke Nonprofit Management, Intensive, and Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership programs. Martin served for three years on the IRS Advisory Committee for Tax Exempt and Government Entities ("ACT"). He was awarded the IRS TEGE Commissioner's Award which "is the highest honor of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, and the highest honor we can personally bestow" for his service. He received a Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree with a concentration in managing nonprofit and public sector organizations from the Harvard Kennedy School and Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from Western New England University School of Law. He completed advanced training in nonprofit organizations from: Harvard Business School's Initiative on Social Enterprise; Harvard Kennedy School's Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations; Duke University's Nonprofit Management Program; University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business; Center for Creative Leadership; BoardSource; and the TCC Group.
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