Dress for Success Charlotte is hosting it’s annual 5k Power Walk on May 11, 2013 at Freedom Park. The Power Walk is a fundraiser helping “power” women to self-sufficiency. Dress for Success aids women in low-income situations looking to secure employment, achieve economic independence and strengthen their families. Funds raised will go to support the more than 900 women who come through the doors of the Charlotte Dress for Success location doors each year.
Charlotte is lucky to have Erica Bryant of WSOC-TV returning as honorary chairwoman for the third year. Lorie Cox is returning as the chairwoman of the Power Walk in Charlotte, joined by Tina Thornton as co-chairwoman. More than 35 American cities and nine countries around the world will be.
A new addition to this year’s Power Walk for Dress for Success is Charlotte’s Stiletto Swagger – where more than a dozen brave men will come out to “Raise the Heel” by walking in man-sized stilettos in support of Dress for Success Charlotte. (Lipstick is optional, but we’d all prefer a dash of crimson gents.)
Kerry Barr O’Connor, Executive Director of Dress for Success Charlotte says, “ I look forward to this event each year, as we see former client success stories joining with current clients to raise awareness for the organization, and support each other’s journeys.”
Locate the Power Walk in the city closest to you:/
BlueCross BlueShield North Carolina
Green Jeans Consignment
Least of These
King & Spaulding
Poyner Spruill LLP
Presbyterian Mobile Breast Center
Today’s Charlotte Woman Magazine
Swindell Law, PLLC
Women With Know How
About Dress for Success:
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women 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 120 cities in 12 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 650,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.
About Dress for Success Charlotte:
Dress for Success Charlotte provides women with interview-appropriate attire, a support network and the tools for their economic self-sufficiency and to help break the cycle of poverty. Demand for Dress for Success Charlotte’s services continues to increase. In 2012, Dress for Success Charlotte provided services to nearly 850 women, up from 275 just six years ago. Besides interview-appropriate attire, clients benefit from programs and services at the organization’s Career Transformation Center, which offers a Professional Women’s Group, one-on-one coaching, mentoring, free internet access and interactive group workshops.