These bosses pave the way for professional success for all women



Dress for Success has been committed to advancing women in the workplace and helping them achieve financial independence since 1997, when its first location opened in the basement of a New York church. Known for providing professional outfits to women looking for work, the global non-profit organization prides itself on going “beyond the costume”. Over the past 25 years, its programs have expanded to better meet the changing needs of women in the workplace and include career workshops, mentorship opportunities and local community groups in 20 countries and dozens of states. across the United States.

There is no doubt that its services are more crucial than ever: according to a Center for American Progress report, women lost 5.4 million net jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic, compared to 4.4 million for men. Dress for Success found that 77% of its current customers have been laid off and 59% face food insecurity. By pivoting from in-person to virtual services, the organization has been able to continue to help the women it serves re-enter the workforce.

Now, just in time for Women’s History Month, Dress for Success has launched a campaign to help empower all women. In addition to its annual program Your time, its powerthat spotlights the leaders who pave the way for other women to succeed and encourage female employees to donate an hour of their salary to support career programshe has teamed up with Oprah Daily to present a special four-part video series titled “Power Shift”.

“Power Shift” will bring a fresh and provocative look at the professional lives of women at the forefront of positive societal change. Bringing together “Your Hour, Her Power” winners and Dress for Success customers for an engaging conversation, the series will address the ways women can work together to achieve economic independence and self-defined success.

Find out how to watch “Power Shift” and meet the winners of “Your Hour, Her Power” below.


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Come back to this page next Wednesday, March 2, to watch the first episode of Power Shift, “At the service of oneself, at the service of others, hosted by Oprah Daily CEO Alison Overholt.

FIRST: Wednesday, March 2 at 12 p.m. EST


WITH: Alison Overholt, Managing Director, Oprah Daily; Karen Ballou, Executive Director, Immunocology; Angie Klein, President and CEO, Visible; Dawn Lafreeda, President and CEO, Denny’s Den-Tex Central; and Anita Dcosta, Special Educator, New York Department of Education and former Dress for Success client.



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