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Empower Community Weekend

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Empower Community Weekend (ECW) is an all day family-friendly event that brings together with the largest East African community in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Focused on helping people to thrive and to live a productive life, the event provides empowering panel discussions and resourceful workshops from industry movers and shakers.

The event is filled with Exhibitors showcasing their products and services, Career Pavilion with hiring events & recruiting resources, Kids and Youth Pavilion with fun filled activities, games, college prep and internship resources, and a networking mixer.


Helen Mesfin

Host & Television Personality: The Helen Show

The Helen Show is a top-rated lifestyle program on Ethiopian Broadcast Service TV, addressing a wide range of topics from business to health, family to current issues. Currently on its 16th Season, the Helen Show reaches over 25 million viewers weekly. Through the show, Helen aims to provide tangible resources that teach, inform, and empower viewers worldwide to transform and improve their lives.

You can catch The Helen Show LIVE on EBS TV or catch a recap of any episode anytime, on Youtube.

Excitement will be high

Sssh ! Who's Coming?

#ECW2023 is the perfect opportunity to enhance your circle and connect with like-minded individuals. So why wait? Join us and unlock your potential today

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What People Are Saying

"Another successful event, Bravo ECW Team!"


"This is my 4th year attending Empower, each year I walk away with knowledge, connection and good time"


"As a vendor I keep coming back not just to sell and promote my product but to be inspired by what I see and people I meet"


"As a mom of special needs I learned a lot from the workshop and met other mothers in the same journey....it gave me hope"


"It's wonderful to see our community get together to uplift each other, support each other and learn from each other while having fun, love attending ECW"


"I love that I can bring my whole family, there is something for everyone, thank you Helen and team!"


"The the business leader speakers and young trailblazers speakers were all informative and inspiring"