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Dress for Success® Charleston Celebrates Local Women Leaders as it Launches its Biggest Campaign of the Year

Throughout March, the campaign honors trailblazing executives, media luminaries and  dynamic leaders ushering in socioeconomic and cultural change

CHARLESTON, SC + NEW YORK, NEW YORK – March 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Dress for Success® Worldwide, the leading global nonprofit employment resource for women, and its local affiliate, Dress for Success Charleston County, launched its biggest campaign of the year, Your Hour, Her Power®. 

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8) and Women’s History Month throughout March, Your Hour, Her Power  honors diverse, trailblazing female leaders, from C-Suite executives to media luminaries. The campaign raises funds for innovative, no-fee programming; engages corporate partners through employee workplace experiences; and drives awareness that every dollar counts in positively impacting the lives of the women Dress for Success serves.  

By giving the equivalent of just one hour of personal compensation, donors not only give Dress for Success women access to programs, services and tools that help her achieve economic advancement, but also celebrate female leaders for the pivotal role they play in driving business and economic gains and transcending social and cultural norms. This year’s Charleston County affiliate goal is $30,000. 

Three years into the pandemic, women disproportionately still face the effects of ongoing geopolitical and economic upheaval. For the women served by Dress for Success, the need to usher in socioeconomic change has never been greater. 

“Joining the global effort for the second year of the Your Hour, Her Power campaign bolsters our call to meaningful awareness in our mission, while celebrating some of the most diverse and dynamic leaders in our local community. This year’s campaign is an opportunity for us to launch year-long initiatives and garner support, while raising funds for a sustainable future.”

Margaret J. Jefferson, Founder and Director of Dress for Success Charleston County

This year’s Charleston honorees include: Tessa Spencer (media personality), Thetyka Robinson (community advocate, strategist), Shawn Edwards (management consultant, professor), Lydia Díaz (educator), and Stacey Henry-Carr (life coach, hypnotherapist). 

Learn more about Dress for Success Charleston County’s local campaign and 2023 honorees.

Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, CEO of Dress for Worldwide, says: “This campaign’s power is equal to the powerful women and companies who are celebrated and aligned with the mission of Dress for Success. Their voices and leadership are helping to turn the tide on the myriad of challenges women face around the globe. We are grateful to them and to all who support our commitment to help women thrive personally and professionally.”

This year’s worldwide honorees include ABC’s “The View” co-host and three-time Emmy Award-winning legal journalist, Sunny Hostin; Spotify’s Global Head of Equity and Impact, Elizabeth Nieto; and the host of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” Joy Reid.

Power Shift,” a five-episode podcast series, accompanies the campaign.  Hosted by Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, the series spotlights select honorees and global client ambassadors in compelling conversations.  Episodes will launch each Friday in March, with themes that are of critical importance to women today: agency, power, resilience, courage, and community. Power Shift is sponsored by Chart Industries.

This campaign is possible thanks to the generous support from 2023 Lead Sponsors:  Arm & Hammer Laundry, Danone, Experian, FedEx, Scotiabank, and Sonobello.  

Learn more about Dress for Success Worldwide’s campaign.

Dress for Success Worldwide is grateful to its 2023 Honorees and Power Spotlight Partners:  The Adecco Group US Foundation, AllianceBernstein, Arm & Hammer Laundry, Capital One, ClearEdge Marketing, Cushman & Wakefield, Dallas Mavericks, Danone, Experian, FedEx, Mielle Organics, MSNBC, Publicis Groupe, Scotiabank, Spotify, State Street Global Advisors, Trivium Packaging, Ulta, Verizon Wireless, and The View. 

About Dress for Success Charleston County

Dress for Success is a global nonprofit organization with a Charleston chapter that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the tools to help them thrive in life and at work.

Dress for Success Charleston is run by volunteers, provides services at no-charge to its clients, and was incorporated in 2003 as the first Dress For Success affiliate in the State of South Carolina.

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