Sharmila Karamchandani a graphic designer, art educator, and entrepreneur coach. She is an EWI alumna and has been an ETS lead trainer for over a decade. She is the founder and director of Khush Designs and teaches graphic design at local colleges.
Maria Llanos, Senior Small Business Coach at LEDC, tells us how she turned her side hustle into a lifetime career and a tool to advocate for economic equality.
EWI Legacy Stories Project Episode #7 features EWI alumna and current program trainer LaDon Love. LaDon is the founder and executive director of SPACEs in Action, a social justice organization in DC and Maryland. In her interview, LaDon shares how LEDC’s Empowered Women International program shaped her perception of entrepreneurship and offers a view into her ETS classes.
Episode #6 of the EWI Legacy Stories Project features MaryLouise Marino, former Empowered Women International Director of Programs and Operations. An artist passionate about women’s empowerment and cultural understanding, MaryLouise used her eclectic background to empower EWI clients and staff, volunteers, and interns.
Learn more about Nilay and Ozkan’s inspiring journey to homeownership in one of the DMV’s most expensive neighborhoods, with only one source of income, and during one of the most challenging times to find a place of their own.
Amidst covid restrictions and closures in the District, Jaime found new ways to expand his business venture Brandgoat 84, reach the clients he wanted, and help other struggling small businesses in the city. Read more about his startup story and see what you can learn from the value of marketing your services or products.