The Women Entrepreneurship Education Initiative will offer a Certificate of Professional Development for Women Entrepreneurs, providing participants with essential business knowledge to build and lead successful enterprises. Wharton’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education will design the program and deliver it in collaboration with local partners such as the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India.

The program will also use classroom sessions, workshops, and distance learning modules coordinated through the Knowledge@Wharton ( ). Knowledge@Wharton is Wharton’s online research journal, which delivers knowledge and thought leadership on a variety of business topics, including entrepreneurship, to more than one million subscribers around the world. In addition, as part of this initiative, Wharton’s Joseph H. Lauder Institute will develop original business school case studies addressing challenges facing companies in developing countries.

10,000 Women ( ) brings together academic partners, development organizations, and Goldman Sachs to support pragmatic, flexible, and shorter-term academic programs as well as degree programs for thousands of women. The initiative will also support research on local challenges, mentoring, networking, and capacity building of academic institutions in developing countries.

About Knowledge @ Wharton

Knowledge@Wharton , is a free biweekly online resource that captures knowledge generated at Wharton through such channels as research papers, conferences, books, and interviews with faculty on current business topics, and distributes that knowledge online to a global business audience. The Knowledge@Wharton Network draws more than one million subscribers to a database of over 2,000 articles and research papers as well as to editions in Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and one focused on India.

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