Women of Courage Gala on December 11, 4-7pm

14 Jun

Originally Posted on December 6th, 2010

Join us for a multicultural celebration of art, music and entrepreneurship on Saturday from 4-7pm at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. The event is FREE but RSVPs are required.


You’ll have the opportunity to meet the 12 amazing graduates from our 2010 Entrepreneur Training for Success program, hear from inspiring speakers, and visit our Gift Shop to get some last-minute holiday shopping done. Please take advantage of this chance to celebrate EWI’s empowering work in the community!




Women of Courage: The Art and Stories of Entrepreneur Artists and Change Makers


Saturday, December 11 from 4-7pm


Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302


The event is FREE and includes: Complimentary parking, appetizers, wine, and refreshments


* 4-5pm, Meet the Artists and do Some Holiday Shopping! *


Do your holiday gift shopping at EWI and support our local women artists!


Stop by and shop unique hand-painted silk scarves, knitted scarves, fashionable handcrafted jewelry, original fine art and prints, notecards, journals and handmade books, a natural line of bath and body products, and more…


Cash, Checks and Credit Cards are accepted! Proceeds from sales benefit our women members and EWI


* Starting at 5pm … *


Keynote Speaker Jimena Ryan, Director of Marketing and Community Affairs, RAFFA P.C.


Jazz Performance by ETS Graduate and Singer Tacha Coleman Parr with Scott Giambusso on Acoustic Guitar


Graduation Ceremony: Meet EWI’s 2010 Entrepreneur Training for Success Graduates


Book Presentation by Jameela Alter, Author of On Clipped Wings



* 6-7pm, Reception and Holiday Shopping Continues *




This program is co-sponsored by:


AAUW Mt. Vernon Branch — Alexandria Business and Professional Women


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Alexandria




Funding for this program came in part from:


Giving Circle of Hope, Reston — Washington Forrest Foundation


The Alexandria Commission for the Arts




Thank you to our dedicated donors who contributed scholarships for our women in need:


Giving Circle of Hope Reston — AAUW Mt. Vernon Branch


Jay (Jizeng) Chen, Publisher of Asian Fortune Newspaper & Asian Fortune Foundation


Sunanda K. Holmes, Esq. — Mihaela and Iulian Nistor — Bruce Steinhardt — Dienna Howard



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