EWI Entrepreneur Fellowship for Women
Self-nominations accepted!

EWI is selecting candidates for its yearlong Entrepreneur Fellowship for Women Program, Class of 2015.

The one-year fellowship program includes:

I. Entrepreneur Training for Success Program – three month of 60 hours of intensive training and mentoring in entrepreneurship education, money management and life skills;

II. Grow My Business Program – nine months of 60 hours of training in business, finances and sales to grow a micro-enterprise. The program includes the following monthly components:

• Business Workshops
• Financial Education
• Career and Business Clinics

Students have access to small loans through EWI partners Life Asset, Kiva and LEDC and participate in business plan feedback sessions, networking events, mentoring and business pitch contest.

Please take a few minutes to nominate a woman in our yearlong program starting at the end of September 2014 in Silver Spring, MD and Alexandria, VA and November in Herndon, VA.

Candidates for the fellowship are immigrant, refugee, and American-born women from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds who share a vision, passion and determination for developing a micro-enterprise.

EWI awards scholarships to qualified low-income women entrepreneurs.

Culinary, creatives, service entrepreneurs, child care providers, educators, community leaders, artists and artisans are some of the type of entrepreneurs EWI launched, supported and helped grow personally, professionally and as businesses. EWI developed expertise, market connections and an ecosystem of support for its member entrepreneurs.

Through the fellowship program, women build business acumen, leadership qualities and life skills needed to create a micro-enterprise or successfully pursue employment.

Fellowship Deliverables:

• Develop resumes and skills for successful employment
• Build a business plan or an actionable career plan
• Gain a strong foundation of financial education
• Develop confidence and self-esteem
• Build leadership qualities
• Create a socially responsible enterprise

EWI uses a holistic model of empowerment that empowers the whole woman and is based on peer-support, trust building and mentoring opportunities.

Women complete the program with a vetted business plan or an actionable career plan, and a small loan to launch their venture. Upon completion graduates can access funding to support their micro-enterprise. They also are accepted into EWI's annual business pitch competition for cash and other prizes.

Post graduation, EWI continues to support its alumni through mentoring, coaching, networking, business opportunities, access to loans and to markets.

For questions and more information in Herndon, contact Lauren.
703-429-5000 ext. 2978

For questions or more information in Alexandria or Maryland, contact Kim.
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