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Nominate a Woman or Yourself to EWI Entrepreneur Fellowship!

Nominate a Woman or Yourself to EWI Entrepreneur Fellowship!

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                                              One-year fellowship

Challenge The Opportunity To Create

EWI Fellow Entrepreneur, 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! 

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