Whether an executive with the power to hire; someone with the power to donate attire; a volunteer or mentor with the power to inspire; or a woman-in-need with the power to acquire the information and tools that she needs to build a more secure life, a more stable family and stronger ties to her community, every single person has the power to change a woman’s life and help shape her future for the better.
Each mile on this 3.1 mile walk will represent each of the three phases that the women of Dress for Success experience as they journey along their path to professional success— from being unemployed and searching, to recently employed and adjusting, to gainfully employed and succeeding—and the organization poses the challenge for each Power Walk participant to ponder how they can use their existing resources and power to propel the women of their city toward economic independence.
“Power comes in many different forms and The Power Walk for Dress for Success encourages everyone to identify what their own personal powers are—and to determine how those can be used to empower others,” said Kathy Lambert, CEO & Founder of Dress for Success Midwest. “For us to move forward as a community, we must all take the necessary steps together and The Power Walk provides us with the perfect platform to do exactly that.”
The Power Walk for Dress for Success was launched in New York City in 2010 as a “walking testament” to the need for success driven women to become healthy in all aspects of their lives. Originally a single site event, this year The Power Walk for Dress for Success is taking place in 30 cities in five countries throughout the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Jamaica.
“I’ve been a huge supporter of Dress for Success for over two years now, even making it the official charity partner to my show, Bethenny, and I am so thrilled to encourage the women of this organization as they conquer each mile during The Power Walk—and each milestone in their professional career,” remarked Bethenny Frankel.
More information about The Power Walk for Dress for Success, including registration, teams and fundraising can be found at http://www.dfspowerwalk.org/
Sponsored locally by: Southwest Airlines (Official Airline of Connections to Success), Walmart, Emerson,
About Dress for Success
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of women from challenging situations by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 125 cities in 15 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 700,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org to learn more.
Contact: Marcy Bursac
Director of Resource Development
Connections to Success