CLICK HERE for information about our program for women in Washington, DC, and Montgomery County, MD!

Apply TODAY! Participants receive up to a $1,000 stipend.* Accepting applications until Sunday, September 18 at 11:59 pm.


A program of P.O.W.E.R. for women of West Baltimore & Baltimore City, MD. This FREE course will give you the training and skills you need to launch and operate your business successfully!


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.


You'll learn key skills that can transform your 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!

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What is ETS?


Entrepreneur Training for Success (ETS) is a FREE 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?


Classes begin Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Sessions take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm.



How much does ETS cost?


Thanks to our generous funder, JPMorgan Chase & Co., there is NO COST for those qualified applicants who are accepted into the ETS program.



Is there a deadline to apply?


Currently accepting applications until Sunday, September 18 at 11:59 pm.



How do I qualify?


This program is part of the P.O.W.E.R.- Prioritizing Our Women’s Economic Rise initiative, a three-year project supported by JPMorgan Chase created to accelerate the wealth creation among Black and Latina women in West Baltimore. To qualify, you must be a woman currently residing in West Baltimore. We will, however, also consider applicants from Baltimore City, MD.


CLICK HERE for information about our program for women in Washington, DC, and Montgomery County, MD!



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 you are accepted into the ETS program, you will be notified by email.



*How do I qualify to receive the stipend?


Applicants who are selected to participate in and complete the requirements of the program as listed in the enrollment documents will receive up to a $1,000 stipend. The purpose of the stipend is to cover potential expenses such as the cost of child care, internet fees, etc. or to supplement potential revenue losses.



What if I have more questions?


Please feel free to contact us at the Empowered Woman International program by email at aboycheck@ledcmetro.org

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.