(Save the Date) Women Architects of Change, July 23rd from 4-7pm

6 Jul

Empowered Women International Presents

Women Architects of Change:
Entrepreneurs Graduation Gala, Business Showcase and
Marketplace of locally-made Art, Goods and Services

Sat, July 23, 2011
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912

Free of Charge. RSVP Required

ETS Class of Spring 2011

Thirteen immigrant, refugee and American-born women from Montgomery County and Washington DC Metro area started EWI’s Entrepreneur Training for Success program on April 11, 2011 hosted by Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring, MD.

This is our first expansion of the Entrepreneur Training for Success in Montgomery County – an award-winning program that creates jobs and businesses, and builds sustainable livelihoods for women and their families.

Entrepreneur Students and Mentors discussing ways to market businesses

The students have just one more class before they complete the training and graduate. The program is 12 weeks long and consists of an intensive 30-hour in class training along with ongoing coaching, mentoring, business networking and support services.

All students in the program are women artists, artisans and creative entrepreneurs with talent, passion, vision and entrepreneurial drive to start-up their own businesses and lead change in their communities.

Join us on July 23 to celebrate these women’s accomplishments, learn about how they overcame their fears, hear their inspiring stories and support their dreams and small businesses.

You too will be INSPIRED and EMPOWEREDRSVP now.

Meet our Entrepreneur Women Graduates, Class 2011

Name: Alisia Lopez
Country of origin: Honduras
Business: Latin American Food
Alicia received an EWI scholarship to attend this program.

Ivana, Shannon, Gloria and Paulette during ETS Course

Name: Gloria V. Dennis (Tarasca)
Country of origin: Mexico
Business: Fine art and activism
Website: www.freewebs.com/gloriavaldes/

Name: Kudzai Gombakomba
Country of origin: Zimbabwe
Business: KG SPOTLESS – Residential and Commercial Cleaning Services
Kudzai received an IRC sponsored scholarship to attend this program.

Name: Nadia Janjua
Country of origin: U.S.
Business: Fine art and activism raising awareness through art about violence against women
Website: http://www.njartitecture.com/Mastr_Framst.htm

Name: Nicole Young
Country of origin: U.S.
Business: Non-profit start-up – take underprivileged children from the US to travel to other countries
Nicole received an EWI scholarship to attend this program.

Name: Odette Umurerwa
Country of origin: Rwanda
Business: Rwandan Cuisine
Odette received an EWI scholarship to attend this program.

Name: Paulette Mpouma
Country of origin: Cameroon
Business: Africa Memory Board Game (Afriqu’enjeux)
Website: www.theafricamemorygame.com

Name: Renee Huggins-Sinclair
Country of origin: U.S.
Business: Handbags Designs
Renee received an EWI scholarship to attend this program.

Name: Sarah Jawaid
Country of origin: U.S.
Business: Fine art and photography
Website: www.sarahjawaid.com

Name: Velma Crawford
Country of origin: U.S.
Business: Veez Ties That Bind – one-of-a-kind apron designs
Website: http://www.etsy.com/shop/EmpoweredWomenIntl

Name: Victoria Hall
Country of origin: El Salvador
Business: Sewing Business and Organizer of Rosal – a Latin American Women’s Sewing Circle in Silver Spring, MD
Victoria received an EWI scholarship to attend this program.

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3 Responses to “(Save the Date) Women Architects of Change, July 23rd from 4-7pm”

  1. Susan Wight July 11, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    When Berny Dohrmann endorses you, then you have GOT to be good:)

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  1. Meet Velma Crawford « Empowered Women International - July 8, 2011

    […] Each day, between now and July 23rd, we will be introducing you to one of our current Entrepreneur Training for Success students.  These women are artists, artisans and creative entrepreneurs with talent, passion, vision and entrepreneurial drive to start-up their own businesses and lead change in their communities.  Read about the amazing work they are doing and join us on July 23rd as we celebrate their graduation. […]

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    […] Each day, until July 23rd, we will be introducing you to one of our current Entrepreneur Training for Success students. These women are artists, artisans and creative entrepreneurs with talent, passion, vision and entrepreneurial drive to start-up their own businesses and lead change in their communities. Read about the amazing work they are doing and join us on July 23rd as we celebrate their graduation. […]

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