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Spring 2018 Classes are now accepting applications. Sign up to indicate your interest.

Locations: Rockville, MD, Herndon, VA (new Spanish class offered!) and Alexandria, VA (new location!)

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Success Stories

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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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.

Velma Crawford Founder, Veez Ties that Bind

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.

Paulette Mpouma Founder, Africa Memory Game
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Our programs increase household income, improve job market opportunities, and strengthen families and communities.


For Students

We empower women to succeed by providing business training and mentoring, supporting business growth and building a market for products and services.

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