“Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.” –Brian Tracy

WEF team are committed to changing and enriching lives and are fully aware that education and training are the most effective tool to achieving the same. We spoke to hundreds of women and identified a list of skills that are most essential to a wholistic growth, development and enrichment of their career and personal lives.

WEF team has reached out to experts in all avenues of professional and personal growth and have organized learning sessions through workshops.

WEF workshops have received a lot of positive feedback. Since its inception in February 2017, WEF has hosted four very successful workshops, covering most important aspects to lead a successful, independent life. Most of the workshop will be held on a regular basis.


WEF has hosted the following workshops in the past year:

Self-defense workshop: WEF officer Rizwana Groover along with her daughter Tanya Groover, in conjunction with the sheriff’s department of Fairfax, organized our very first Self Defense workshop on September 16th, 2017. It was a very informative session and we had a full house at the Sully District Police Station, Chantilly, VA.

Career Workshop: WEF Team organized the first Career workshop on January 27th, 2018. Professionals and recruiters representing most of the major occupations/industries participated in this event. We had representation from medical, pharmaceutical, counseling, nursing, accounting, banking, real-estate brokering, teaching, and information system fields. Participants representing these professions made brief presentation outlining the demand for this field, the requirements and challenges of the same. More than 80 women attended this workshop.

Interview Skills Workshop: One of the skills that was highly ranked by many was soft-skills, which ranges from physical appearance to body language and from speaking skills to right level of confidence. These skills are essential for personal and professional success but is not formally acquired by many. WEF organized an Interview Skills workshop on April, 22nd 2018 at a regional library in Burke, VA. Presentations from expert speakers Anu Sunkara, Vinita Sehejvala and Poonam Bansal covered all topics from effective resume writing, body language, do’s and don’ts of creating the right first impression and also balancing life and reducing stress. A lot of good information was shared in an open floor format with a lot of audience participation.

Domestic Violence Seminar: WEF has, since its inception, had an alarming level of DV cases. Working through these cases has made us aware of the stigma attached to DV which leads to it being underreported. WEF team also learnt the lack of knowledge among victims of DV about their rights and the resources available to them. WEF officer Manisha Singh organized the DV seminar on June 24th, 2018.

Survivors and policy makers were invited to speak during this event to give our attendees all the information necessary for them to not just survive the attacks but also thrive. Ms. Virginia America 2016, Ambassador for CHADD and Foundation Fighting Blindness, Recipient of the presidential Gold medal for Volunteerism and a Date-rape victim, Ms. Marta Bota was one of our speaker, along with entrepreneur and DV survivor Ms. Smita Chand and Candidate for congress, human right activist and Obama State Department employee Alison Friedman. All of the speakers covered important but heart wrenching facts, relevant ways to escape, survive and thrive; and also paths to becoming successful advocates against DV.

To learn more about our future events, workshops and seminars please visit our events page.