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
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