We are Empowered Women International (EWI), a program of the Latino Economic Development Center. Our mission is to provide entrepreneurship training, mentoring, market access and support services to help talented and high-potential women monetize their creative or cultural assets, artistic abilities, knowledge and skills, and become change-makers in their families, communities and the world for immigrant, refugee, low-income, and at-risk women in the Greater Washington DC Metro Area.
At EWI, we offer talented and creative women dynamic training programs with professional teachers, mentors and a supportive peer community where they can achieve their entrepreneurial dreams.
Each year we serve over 450 women with our award-winning approach, Entrepreneur Pathways for Women, which integrates training, mentoring, and support services. We meet women where they are on the pathway to self-sufficiency and help them move forward.
- Our training offers women the skills and knowledge essential to entrepreneurial and workforce success.
- Dedicated mentors provide ongoing support as women apply new skills to their emerging businesses.
- We collaborate with a broad network of social and business services to meet individual needs and provide expanded opportunities.