Success Stories

Since 2002, Empowered Women International has provided business training, mentoring, and support in the Washington DC area to help immigrant, refugee and low-income women turn their creative or cultural assets, artistic abilities, and skills into successful businesses.

Entrepreneur Training for Success (ETS)

Passionate about your skill or talent? Transform it into a business with Entrepreneur Training for Success (ETS)

Entrepreneur Training for Success is an intensive three-month, 60-hour course in business, workforce, life and leadership skills. ETS strongly emphasizes the fundamentals of micro-entrepreneurship, combined with the basics of financial literacy. ETS is offered twice during the program cycle (Fall and

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I always thought that starting a business was something for a professional, but I learned we already had what we needed, we knew how to put it out there, to speak it into existence.

Velma Crawford Founder, Veez Ties that Bind

I got a phone call, “Where are you? I want to do an interview.” I said, "but I'm in LA." EWI had given my number to a reporter. Immediately after a five hour flight, the woman interviewed me for about two hours. I was really tired. The reporter was from NPR, so the interview went on the radio. The next day I received like hundreds of orders for my product, Africa Memory Game, and I was sold out. That is the EWI effect.

Paulette Mpouma Founder, Africa Memory Game

Apply today to join Entrepreneur Training for Success (ETS) this Fall!

Fall 2016 Classes Sign up to indicate your interest. Location Rockville, MD, Alexandria, VA and Herndon, VA
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