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Do you have a viable business idea or side gig you want to expand?

Do you have a start-up business operating for less than 1 year?

For women in business, the entrepreneur Training for Success (ETS) program will give you the training and skills you need to launch and operate your business successfully!

In Fall 2022, we are offering the ETS program for residents of:

  • Washington, DC
  • Montgomery County, MD

These cohorts are sponsored by the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and Montgomery County, Maryland. Both cohorts will be offered in English only.

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Learn more about EWI programs and how we have helped women entrepreneurs with their businesses in this video...

Watch this video to learn about the EWI Entrepreneur Training for Success program

What is ETS?

Entrepreneur Training for Success (ETS) is a 3-month intensive course in business, workforce, life, and leadership skills. Taught over 60 hours, ETS strongly emphasizes the fundamentals of micro-entrepreneurship, combined with the basics of financial literacy.

Each week participants will learn key skills that can transform their idea into a business, including:

  • Time management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Branding and Communications
  • Accounting and Budgeting
  • Pricing your products & services
  • Registering your business
  • Financing your business
  • Pitching your business to potential partners and investors
  • and much more!

Each cohort consists of:

  • Up to 14 participants 
  • Lead Trainer & Financial Trainer
  • Volunteer Mentors
  • Expert Guests

When do classes start?

Washington, DC- Starting on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Sessions take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm.

Montgomery County, MD- Starting on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Sessions take place on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm.

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How much does ETS cost?

Thanks to our generous funders, there is NO COST for those qualified applicants who are accepted to participate in the ETS program.

Is there a deadline to apply?

Accepting applications for Fall 2022 until Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 11:59 pm.

What is the application process?

Because spots are limited, there is an application and selection process to participate in the Entrepreneur Training for Success (ETS) program. The application process is as follows:

1- Submit your application

Check your email! A member of the EWI program team will be in contact with you by email within 24 hours.

2- Schedule your interview

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be instructed by email to schedule an interview with a member of the EWI program team. The interview will be conducted online via Zoom.

During the interview, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the ETS program, and we will take some time to get to know more about you and your business or business idea.

3- Notification of acceptance

If accepted into the ETS program, you will be notified by email no later than Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

What if I have more questions?

Please feel free to contact us at the Empowered Woman International program by email at

Empowered Women International (EWI) is 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.