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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


EWI Board Member Howie Gets Book Contract!

15 Oct

Howard Feinstein gets Contract to Publish his Civil Rights Memoir “Fire On The Bayou” 

Hats off to Howard Feinstein, Member of EWI Board of Directors for securing a contract to publish his civil rights memoir “Fire On The Bayou” in 2013.

“This milestone marks a major step in my own entrepreneurial journey, which began when I moved on from law and plunged — with almost nothing in the way of planning — into the world of music and writing.  You can’t believe how many people told me that I was being irresponsible. A couple of people literally questioned my mental health, suggesting that I needed to get some counseling. However, at this point, things are going quite well with music, and I will now be publishing my second book, with more to come.”


Congratulations Howie for your determination, passion and belief in your gifts: music, writing and the law. You represent all that EWI believes in and more.

Past ETS Graduate, Tacha Coleman Parr, to Perform at 2012 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival

6 Dec

Empowered Women International is proud to announce that Entrepreneur Training for Success graduate and jazz singer, Tacha Coleman Parr, will be appearing at the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival!

The performance features and honors one of DC’s Jazz treasures, pianist Ron Elliston.  The show will include original compositions by Ron and his late wife, Ronnie Wells-Elliston.

Where: Regency Room/Jazz club of the Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20582

When: Sunday, February 19th at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $20 Can be purchased online or by calling 301.563.9330

Seating is limited, so get your tickets early!

To learn more about Tacha, visit her website

Event: Keeper of the Flame: Flory Jagoda and Friends Concert Benefit

30 Sep

An evening of Storytelling, Sephardic Music and Songs from around the world

October 29, 2011 from 4:30-7:00pm

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

Tickets $25 (in advance); $30 (at the door)

Special early offer!

Tickets for Two $45! (in advance)

Reserve Your Ticket Now!

“Every Song is a Story. Every Song is a Memory.”

-Flory Jagoda

Join us for an evening of amazing stories and Sephardic music, one of Judaism’s richest cultural traditions with Flory Jagoda, an international singer and composer, and her internationally acclaimed artists, Tiffani Ferrantelli, Margie Jervis, Joana Stefanick and Zhenya Tochenaya.

Through stories and music, Flory, 88, will share her immigration journey from Bosnia to the United States, and the stories of the Sephardic people she grew up with and met along her journey.

March 7 – 7Sopranos Extraordinary Concert at EWI

7 Jun

Originally Posted on February 16th, 2009

7Sopranos Back at EWI by Popular Demand in an Extraordinary Concert Benefit


Terrific … Original … Priceless …

Saturday, March 7, 2009, 7-9 PM

Convergence in Alexandria, VA

Ticket: $12/person

Purchase your ticket NOW!

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