Learn about the entrepreneurs who will be at this year’s Artisan Gifts & Food Marketplace!

Give the gift of empowerment with every purchase at EWI’s Artisan Gifts & Food Marketplace! Join us for a dynamic shopping experience to help propel the businesses of local entrepreneurs on Sunday, November 16th from 10:30 am to 5 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center at 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD.

We invite you to experience the diverse talents, gifts and creativity women entrepreneurs bring to the world.

Sharmila Karamchandani , Fine Artist & Graphic Designer


sharmila's-headshotBorn into a family of artists, Sharmila has always had a passion for art. She began drawing and painting and went on to study graphic design. She shares her love of graphic design and illustration with others as an arts educator. Interested to have beautiful henna designs on your hands? In addition to selling her jewelry, Sharmila will be offering henna hand painting!


Farhana Ferdous of Farhana Ferdous Pottery


Farhana4WebFarhana, a former EWI intern, will be at this year’s marketplace selling her handcrafted pottery creations. Her ornately crafted cups and bowls will bring life into your kitchen! Farhana’s will also have handcrafted ornaments at this year’s marketplace, the perfect gift for the upcoming holiday season!

Mariana Alvarado of Solstice Mexican Jewelry


Meet Mariana, not only EWI’s graphic and web design consultant, but a jewelry designer from Mexico. Mariana will be selling beautiful brass necklaces and accessories with semi-precious jewelstones. A piece of her exquisite jewelry would make the perfect gift! See more designs on the Facebook page for her family business, Solstice Mexican Jewelry.

Paulette Mpouma of The Africa Memory Game

11085421544_b588e06cba_zPaulette has a genuine appreciation for Africa’s rich history and she knew that others would too if it was presented to them in a fun, creative way!  Paulette shares the gift of knowledge through The Africa Memory Game.  Stop by her table at this years marketplace and check out this exciting, interactive and educational game, as well as handmade dollsand animals.Visit her website to learn more about The Africa Memory Game!

Aida Mady of Cooking & Beyond


Meet Aida, a passionate chef and baker specializing in Egyptian cuisine. Aida is excited to share her delectable treats! Stop by her table at this year’s marketplace to taste her homemade baklava, spiced date cookies, holiday jam cookies and more delicious treats! Learn more about Aida’s catering services and cooking classes on her company website, Cooking & Beyond.


Check out our marketplace Pinterest Board to learn more out about entrepreneurs and see what they have in store for you!

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It’s more than just a marketplace. EWI works on women’s economic empowerment, social justice and opportunity for all.

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