Goldman Sachs Women’s Career Strategies Initiative Hosted in New York
The 11th annual Goldman Sachs Women’s Career Strategies Initiative (WCSI) program concluded on October 19, 2015 in the New York office with additional sessions in London, Hong Kong and Bengaluru throughout October and November.
The program, unique to Goldman Sachs, provides our women associates an opportunity to develop strategies to build and manage successful careers. The program consists of a six-month curriculum featuring workshops, networking opportunities and exposure to senior leaders within the firm. This year, 310 women associates participated in this globally.
Goldman Sachs launched WCSI in 2005 in the Americas and extended the program to EMEA and Asia Pacific by 2011. Since its launch, the initiative has reached more than 2,800 women globally. Selected by managers and divisional leadership, participants identify specific and actionable professional development goals as they enter the program.
“WCSI provides associate women with actionable leadership and career strategies and helps them focus on their professional goals,” said Edith Cooper, global head of Human Capital Management.
Past sessions around the globe included workshops on personal branding and building leadership confidence, team-building exercises, communications trainings and roundtables with senior leaders.