Marga to Speak at The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Micro-Lending Conference

3 Oct

EWI founder and president, Marga Fripp, will be speaking as part of a panel about creating a marketplace for artists, and is hosting a panel on Kickstarter.  Some of our EWI artists will also be featured in a showcase, to include Velma, Clementine, Mariam, Azeb, Lizzie, Lisa, and Pilar.
The event will be on October 29th

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, VA 23219

9:30am to 7pm (registration at 9:00am)

If you are interested in attending, below is a brief summary, and link to the registration page.

”    Micro Business Lending: Landscape for the New Economy


The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Virginia Microenterprise Network, and their partners invite you to a conference on micro development and micro business lending. The conference features a keynote presentation by author Michael Shuman, Fellow at Cutting Edge Capital; learning tracks on sustainability, funding, and technical assistance; a lunchtime marketplace featuring women-owned micro businesses; and a dinner focusing on crowd funding and other aspects of the American Jobs Act with Yale Law School scholar, Andrew Verstein.

Who should attend? Representatives of micro lenders; small business support organizations; community and economic development and other public agencies; state and local officials.

This event is the result of a planning partnership with the Virginia Microenterprise Network, Association for Enterprise Opportunity, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Empowered Women International, Virginia Community Capital and On Point Services.

To register go to:    “

Best of luck to all of those representing EWI at the event!




Clementine’s Creation

Velma and her Aprons


One Response to “Marga to Speak at The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Micro-Lending Conference”

  1. Velma Crawford October 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    I don’t see my name on the list. Am I scheduled to go? Velma

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