MEET THE WINNERS OF EWI'S ESSAY CONTEST
We are thrilled to announce the winners of our essay contest "How EWI Touched Your Life" for EWI's Spring2ACTion campaign.
Read their powerful stories below and learn why women's empowerment is critical now more than ever before.
Congratulations to our 1st place winner, Jameela Alter!
"Thanks to EWI, I've not only come to realize how blessed and fortunate I am, but also that I need to cast aside the shadows of those who told me what I can and cannot do and realize my dreams."
ameela is a published author and an amazing artist and educator.
She was born in Calcutta, India, during a time when everything white and western was considered superior, "simply the best". Read full story.
As for our runners up, congratulations to Karen Webber Gilat!
"Dream big....and then dream BIGGER! For growth to occur we need to step out of our comfort zones."
As a freelance teacher, visual artist and cantor, Karen knew she already had a business. But she needed additional support to overcome several challenges, thus allowing her business to truly thrive. She knew she needed to address her business in a calculated and systematic way. Read full story.
Congratulations to runner-up, Aida Mady!
I was invited to attend some of EWI events and it was a 'love at first sight'. With training and mentoring from EWI, Aida was able to successfully launch "Cooking and Beyond" in 2012. She brings with her a unique entrepreneurial spirit rooted in rich culture and passion for the art of baking.
Aida is a world class
ourmet chef entrepreneur and owner of catering company Cooking and Beyond. Read full story.
Many thanks to all the incredible women who submitted essays. You continue to inspire us with your stories of resilience and your passion!
Stay tuned for reading our contest participants essays during S2ACTion campaign. We have dedicated a post to each of these changemakers, and are proud to call them all EWI alumni changemakers.