EEW conducts both long term and yearly evaluations.
At the onset of the program, each participant is interviewed. Her personal, economic and social profile is mapped, recorded, and input into our database.
One year, three years, and five years after the program's completion, graduates are interviewed over the phone and their details are updated in the database so that a comparative analysis can be drawn. In certain projects, such as our business incubators, we conduct a separate evaluation.
We are happy to present the main findings from our long term evaluation research recently completed among graduates of "A Business of One's Own" programs between 2013-2019.
Since it's establishment, EEW has always seen the importance of conducting long term external evaluations in order to learn about impact and how to improve, In additional to ongoing short term evaluation of each program.
The finding show an impact on graduates lives in many aspects of both financial and personal empowerment over time.
It included both quantitative and qualitative research.
We continue to learn from the results and adapt our programs o the changing needs of the field.
To bring about economic change for women in Israel through a multi-level approach including: small business development, a broadening of public policy, and the development of need-specific programs for diverse populations. EEW is a feminist organization committed to assisting women from disadvantaged sectors of society.
Programs and Services
A Business of One's Own
A Business of One's Own: EEW's flagship program has pioneered the field of entrepreneurship, economic empowerment and business training in Israel. A Business of One's Own is a yearlong program in which the participants, mostly from the geographic and social periphery, receive business training, and undergo a process of personal empowerment.
Business Development Services
Business Development Services are provided over five years to grow existing businesses and increase the personal income earned from them. They include advanced business training and industry related seminars; Business Incubation; Business marathons; computer trainings; regional business forums; financial orientation and business coaching, both one-on-one and in small group.
EEW is located in Haifa and runs programs throughout the country. These programs are run in cooperation with local municipalities, government agencies, NGO's and foundations that provide loans to small businesses and work in the field of economic empowerment and women. These partnerships are very valuable to EEW and enable us to reach hundreds of women every year and help them begin businesses of their own.