2013 was an extraordinary year for growth, transition, learning, and finding purpose. We met new people, partnered with like minded organizations and people, shared the stage with influential change makers, organized and participated in events, opened our second office in Wheaton, MD…in a nutshell it was a rewarding and tremendously encouraging outlook for Empowered Women International and the year ahead of us.
Marga’s words in our January newsletter, The Year of Transformation and Women’s Empowerment!, captures not only where we’ve been, but where we’re going:
“Purpose is something really extraordinary. It’s something hard to find but easy to discover in times of crisis, in vulnerability… and perhaps, in the darkest corners of our existence…”
These words were part of my TEDx Talk in December, a TEDx Bethesda Women event organized by Jane Smith, our graduate entrepreneur of Class 2011.
Purpose is what drives our passion to empower women. Purpose inspires our women to find their own voice and overcome challenges.
We help women transform crisis and challenges into opportunities, and seize their chance to blossom and thrive.
With your support, over the last years we’ve proved that when given the right educational training, mentoring and support services even the most vulnerable women can turn their lives around and transform themselves, their families and communities.
This transformation is what inspires each of us at EWI to pursue this mission and seek greater and more effective approaches to social change.
2014 was branded as the year of transformation, and we are already seeing it taking place…
Our new office in Montgomery County located in the Wheaton Plaza North Office Building is now open and our team is working with clients at this new location.
This year we see a stronger focus on partnerships and leveraging resources and community assets to create greater impact on the lives of immigrant, refugee and low-income women.
Together with our community partners and funders, we’re exploring an integrated approach to delivering comprehensive and holistic services that lead clients to full transformation and economic opportunity.
We’re excited about the possibilities ahead and look forward to working with you to create new opportunities that build resilient and fulfilling lives and livelihoods.
Onward and Upward!
Marga C. Fripp
Founder & Chief Visionary
Empowered Women International