Black in Business
Since 2009, ICIC has served as the national outreach and recruitment partner for Goldman Sachs’ widely impactful 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. And earlier this year, the partnership expanded its reach to better serve Black women sole proprietors with the creation of the One Million Black Women: Black in Business program.
In response to the increasing number of Black women sole proprietors and the disadvantages they face, this program teaches participants how to price their products or services, hire employees, understand finances, and so much more. The One Million Black Women: Black in Business curriculum was designed in partnership with 1863 Ventures and is a blended program offered through face-to-face sessions at Goldman Sachs HQ in NYC and virtually over 12 weeks, both at no cost to participants across the country.
Met with immense enthusiasm, the program has seen over 300 participants across two cohorts since its launch in May 2022. Now, the Black in Business program looks forward to serving many more Black women sole proprietors in the future.