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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.

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November 15, 2015: Artisan Gifts & Food Marketplace

Thank you to everyone for making the 3rd annual Artisan Gifts & Food Marketplace a great success! On Sunday, November 15th, dozens of remarkable women entrepreneurs showed off their finest creations at the Silver Spring Civic Building.

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Grow My Business (GMB)

Take your business to the next level?

Is your business growing fast enough? Grow My Business (GMB) is a new EWI program designed to increase your personal understanding and effectiveness in the business arena, and promote and accelerate sales of your products and services. It is a

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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.

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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.

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