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Sneak peek: 10,000 Women

Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Women at a glance

By Devex Impact Editor07 June 2013

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, right, listens as 10,000 Women alumna Madhu Uday addresses the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in 2012. Photo: Fortune Live Media, (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Has the most unlikely of development actors - an investment bank - succeeded in empowering thousands of women around the world?

Goldman Sachs launched its 10,000 Women initiative with great fanfare in 2008, setting the ambitious goal of spending $100 million over five years to train women entrepreneurs in developing countries.



Now those five years have passed, and Devex Impact reporter Lisa Chiu set out to discover where the bank spent the money, how they measured results, and what comes next for this high-profile initiative. 

See our findings at a glance, below, and read the whole story here: ’Goldman Sachs sets new standard for strategic philanthropy.’

Read the story:Goldman Sachs sets new standard for strategic philanthropy

Interact with the data: 10,000 Women grant-level data

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