Be an Ambassador for Women. Create Opportunity for All.
Make a tax-deductible donation to empower a woman and to impact the future of her children, her family and our whole community.
Your gift helps ensure that EWI has best skilled and trained staff and resources to provide quality training, mentoring, and support services that change lives.
A dynamic women’s entrepreneurial development organization, Empowered Women International creates social empowerment and economic opportunity for immigrant, refugee and American-born women who face challenging economic and personal circumstances in the greater Washington, DC, metropolitan area.
We offer a holistic model of empowerment through entrepreneurship and workforce training, mentoring, access to markets and capital, and highly individualized support services that remove women from unemployment and isolation, restore their lives and livelihoods and help them reach their fullest potential.
Since its inception in 2002, EWI has helped more than 3500 women overcome the barriers to meaningful employment, transform their own lives and contribute to their communities. The organization has launched more than 220 women’s micro-enterprises of which 70% are still in existence. Each year EWI serves more than 300 women.
This investment in women results in a powerful multiplier effect. Each woman graduate of our program pays it forward through her own business networking, community engagement and volunteer work, impacting the lives of many others in the community and around the world.
Thank you for everything.
Onward and Upward!
Marga C. Fripp
Founder & Chief Visionary
Empowered Women International