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Have You Reserved Your Tickets Yet?!

15 Nov


Join us to celebrate 10 years of innovation and social change, and invest in the next decade of women entrepreneurs.

December 1, 5-8pm
Rock Creek Mansion, Bethesda MD


Event Program

Keynote Speaker
Congresswoman Connie Morella

Former U.S. Rep. Constance A. Morella (R-Md.) was the first female member of the Maryland General Assembly to be elected to the U.S. Congress, where she represented Maryland’s 8th District from 1987 to 2003. During her 16 years in the House of Representatives, Morella was known as one of the few remaining moderate Republicans and developed a reputation as an advocate for women, children and families.

Inspiring Women Innovators

Velma Crawford, an EWI graduate entrepreneur sharing her passion and inspiration for making one of a kind aprons.

Ingenious Art from Salvaged Materials

Alison Sigethy’s Striking Sea Core Bublle Tubes will be on display during the event.

Art and Culinary Demonstrations

Artful Desserts by EWI Entrepreneurs Elda and Lyzbeth

Sit-down Buffet Dinner and Cash Bar

Enjoy a Wonderful Selection of Culinary Dishes from Around the World

Aida May, a gourmet chef and EWI graduate, will be presenting dishes from Egyptian Cuisine.

Silent and Live Auction

A fine selection of auction items including:

Weekend Vacation in an Idyllic American Town
Spa Gift Certificates
Gourmet Gift Baskets
Original Paintings and Quilts
Exclusive 10th Anniversary Jewelry
Silk Art Scarves & Aprons
In-home Wine Tasting
Tickets to Musical Perfomances
and much more…

Live Music with “Hurricane” Howie and the spirited band Rita Clarke and the Naturals

Special guests to include

Flory Jagoda, Jewish-American and Bosnian guitarist, composer, and singer; a lifelong supporter of EWI.

Andy Shallal, Washington’s most successful entrepreneur-artist-activist and the owner of Busboys and Poets.

Diana Katz and Joane Kasprovicz, fouders of the Giving Circle of Hope

Tickets are tax-deductible and available online, by phone or check:
Phone: (571) 312-4781
Check: 320 S. Henry St.
Alexandria VA 22314

Get Yours HERE


So much for a relaxing weekend….

27 Jul

Saturday is drawing closer and closer and it’s time to make plans for the weekend!  Summer is the season for events and festivals, and EWI has compiled a list of a few of the exciting activities going on near you!

For starters, neighborhood farmers markets are practically everywhere you turn on weekends!  The Rockville Farmers Market, for example, is every Wednesday and Saturday.  While the turnout on Wednesdays is much smaller than on Saturday, the market is popular for it’s “growers-only” rule, meaning that the produce you buy was picked fresh that day by local farmers. The Alexandria Farmers Market (5:30 – 11:00 am every Saturday) tends to draw a much bigger crowd, but keep the dog at home for this one, because pets are not allowed.

Once you’ve browsed your way through the fresh fruits and veggies, the Hill School in Middleburg, VA is hosting an antique festival that you won’t want to miss! After all, you can’t get much greener than recycled antiques.

The Outdoor Movies series in Bethesda is a great way to relax after traipsing around farmers markets and fairs, and admission is free!  This weekend’s films are two of last year’s favorites: Crazy Stupid Love and Hugo.

If you’re looking for events with a more cosmopolitan twist, the Ethiopian Heritage Festival at Georgetown would be a great place to start!  This Friday and Sunday, the Georgetown University campus will be transformed into a maze of Ethiopian food stands, stages and race courses to celebrate Ethiopia and its cultural impact.

After stopping by Ethiopia, take the kids to Wolf Trap’s Theatre-in-the-Woods for a glimpse into German culture!  Puppeteer Matthias Kuchter will be retelling “The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats” with a cast of colorful, fairytale puppets.

So this is our collection of event ideas, what do you have in mind for the weekend? Send us your suggestions and we’ll publish them next Friday!  And don’t forget to submit your questions for our next “Mondays with Marga” post to info@ewint.org now!