inspiring Women
   emPowering ideas
 One-year fellowship

 

Challenge The Opportunity To Create
EWI Fellow Entrepre
neur, Rana Jaafar Yaseen, a Published Author and Artist found her voice working with like-minded EWI entrepreneurs and mentors.
Listen to her moving story and learn about her drive to empower other women.

 

Empowered Women International 

selects creative women entrepreneurs for its one-year 

Entrepreneur Fellowship for Women, Class of 2015. 

 

The program starts at the end of September 2014 at our sites in Silver Spring, MD, Alexandria, VA and Herndon, VA. EWI's fellowship is supported by leaders and business-savvy volunteer consultants from Capital One and Ernst & Young. 

 

Trainers are experienced and empowering women entrepreneurs with 

passion, compassion and fierce leadership. 

 

We listen, empower, inspire and build the workforce and the next generation of 

creative thinkers, innovators and entrepreneurs. 

 

Ready to let your ideas take flight? 

 

NOMINATE A WOMAN OR YOURSELF! 

 

ENTREPRENEUR  FELLOWSHIP  FOR  WOMEN

 
" EWI believed in me, gave me the chance to learn, to develop, to blossom. EWI has a great support system, through mentors, monthly seminars and workshops and feedback from peers. "
    Loredana C., EWI Entrepreneur Fellow Class 2013

 

  

WHO CAN APPLY TO EWI FELLOWSHIP?

Candidates are immigrant, refugee, and American-born women from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds who share a vision, passion and determination for developing a micro-enterprise. We're investing in women with drive, passion and grit to make the change they want to see in the world.

 

WHAT KIND OF ENTREPRENEURS DOES EWI SUPPORT?

Culinary, creatives, service entrepreneurs, child care providers, educators, community leaders, artists and artisans are some of the type of entrepreneurs EWI launched, supported and helped grow.

 

DOES EWI PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS?

EWI offers $5,000 scholarships to qualified low-income women entrepreneurs to pursue the one-year fellowship program.

 

  

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK? 

There are five core modules for the one-year fellowship program. 


I. Entrepreneur Training for Success Program

Sept - Dec 2014 (2 days/week) - intensive training and mentoring in entrepreneurship, money management and life skills

II. Grow My Business Program

January - June 2015 (2 days/month) - training in small business development, finances and sales to grow of a micro-enterprise; 

III. Financial Education (1-2 sessions/month)

Financial education classes and mentoring sessions

IV. Funding Your Business

Small loans are offered to graduates upon completion of program requirements


V. Business, Career and Support Services

Fellows participate throughout the year in workshops and business events 


WHAT DO THE FELLOWS ACCOMPLISH?

Fellows gain business acumen and build strong networks that help them build a micro-enterprise or successfully pursue employment

 

* Develop resumes and skills for successful employment
* Build a vetted business plan or an actionable career plan
* Gain a strong foundation of financial education
 
* Develop confidence and self-esteem
* Build leadership qualities
* Create a socially responsible enterprise


 

NOMINATE A WOMAN OR YOURSELF! 
 

A EWI SUCCESS STORY OF A VISIONARY WOMAN

Film-maker and EWI Entrepreneur Fellow Class 2012, Chithra Jeyaram dreamed big while in EWI's program. She graduated with a clear vision, a network and a business plan. She wanted to tell stories that change attitudes on critical social issues.

Today, Chithra is the Founder and CEO of Real Talkies. She is also the Director, Producer and Editor of a debut film "Foreign Puzzle" - an incredibly moving story of a Latina Breast Cancer Survivor, Dancer and Mom facing tough odds. 



Chithra is running a kick-starter campaign to raise $30,000 to complete the production of this powerful documentary. She has raised $15,000 toward her goal with $15,000 more to go and a week left to meet this goal.

EWI is a big fan and supporter of Chithra's work. Please join us in making a contribution to this change-maker's project. Together we can meet this goal!

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