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An Evening of Inspiration…

5 Dec

The Magic of EWI’s 10th Anniversary

  • Raised $84,000
  • Celebrated with 200 Fans and Supporters
  • Inspired Leadership and Entrepreneurship


An Evening of Inspiration…

” The EWI 10th anniversary celebration was beyond impressive.

You have created a place where the American Dream can actually be achieved.

 You have transformed lives and enabled immigrant women (and others) to break barriers and discover their unique potential

in ways that most could never have believed possible. “

–    Meryl Levine


The artfully crafted and donated cake by EWI entrepreneur graduates, Elda and Lyzbeth, owners of D’Ellizia


The special EWI team at work…


Dianne Lorenz, Board of Directors, and Paul Miller – Proud EWI supporters


Jan Piercy and Marty Cordes sharing an exciting moment in the program


Marga Fripp, Congresswoman Connie Morella, and Kate Campbell Stevenson


Larry and Deborah Blank, EWI supporters and Advisory Board members


Ron and Marty Cordes, Marga Fripp, Kate Campbell Stevenson, and Jan Piercy


EWI entrepreneur graduates, Alison Sigethy, Rabia Pervez, and Sharmila Karamchandani, sharing their stories…


The amazing members of the Giving Circle of Hope Reston


EWI family who made everything magic…

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Mason Hirst Foundation has joined us as Benefactor and will support EWI’s Grow My Business Program with a gift of $20,000. Magaly and Tom Hirst are dedicated EWI supporters and generous donors of EWI, and their investment helped EWI grow its programs and services across the region.


Capital One Bank has joined us as Patron and will support EWI’s Grow My Business Program with a gift of $10,000. Capital One bankers work closely with EWI to provide financial mentoring to students in the Entrepreneur Incubator. Below is a picture of EWI women entrepreneurs and Capital One Bankers.



Flory Jagoda, Jewish-American and Bosnian guitarist, composer and singer, a lifelong supporter of the EWI will be part of the celebration with 2 of her wonderful musicians. Read Flory’s Story


Andy Shallal, Washington’s most successful entrepreneur-artist-activist and the owner of Busboys and Poets will be part of our 10th Anniversary Benefit. Read Andy’s Story


Joanne Clark, EWI Board of Directors, Andy Shallal and Marga Fripp


Diana Katz and Joan Kasprovicz, Founders of the Giving Circle of Hope and lifelong EWI supporters. We’re so grateful for all the support provided by the members of the Giving Circle of Hope over the years.


Symphonic Strategies and A. J. Robinson, Jr., Ph.D., Chairman and CEO of the company will be joining us a Table Sponsor. Symphonic Strategies works with people from all walks of life to help them harmoniously use all of the forces and talents available to them to accomplish something once thought impossible. We work in both the public and private sectors, paying particular attention to human and organizational development strategies that elevate the impact and effectiveness of change agents.


US Chamber Chamber of Commerce and Taryn Bird, Manager, Global Corporate Citizenship of the company will be attending our event as a Table Sponsor. US Chamber of Commerce is a business federation representing companies, business associations, state and local chambers in the U.S., and American Chambers of Commerce abroad.1368



Did anyone forget a pair of glasses at our event?  We have them!




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