May 23 Toast to Success Evening to Benefit Dress for Success

Published on Friday, 03 May 2019 14:54

Written by Kerry Anne Ducey

 

On May 23, Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County will host its annual benefit, Toast to Success! in support of its mission to empower women to achieve economic independence. Toast to Success! raises awareness of the challenges facing low income women and the role that professional attire and a network of support can play in building confidence and helping women overcome obstacles to employment. Fashion, community and corporate sectors are coming together to support the unique work of Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County.

“The right outfit, the one that makes a woman feel great, can be the edge that helps her ace a job interview, nail an important presentation, or get an advantage over a less-polished competitor,” said Sarah Lewis, Program Manager, Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County. “But we’re about so much more than a suit. Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County offers valuable employment retention programs that address the barriers many women face when they enter the workforce. It’s not just about landing the job. It’s about building a career”.

The event will feature Congressman Rosa De Lauro receiving the Denise “Denny” Taft Davidoff Empowerment Award, as well as a fashion show featuring Lord and Taylor We invite all to join us as some of Fairfield County’s finest model the latest spring designs.

2019 Runway Models

Yasmin Blackburn, Senior Associate, Kidambi & Associates

Lindy Lee Gold, Senior Specialist, CT Department of Economic & Community Development

Dr. Anna Greer, Director Public Health Graduate Program, Sacred Heart University

Nancy Hancock, Partner, Executive Committee, Pullman and Comley LLC

Alyssa Lamparski, Owner, Burn Boot Camp Fairfield

Loni Lymus, Founder, Service After Service

Jade Melvin, Senior Manager, Strategic Programs, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Stacey Tisdale, President & CEO Mind, Money, Media

Elaine Thomley, VP, Planning & Analysis – Technology, Synchrony Financial

Dr. Karen Dubois Walton, Executive Director, New Haven Housing Authority

All proceeds from Toast to Success will benefit Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County, supporting the organization's mission of assisting women seeking employment by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development programs.

Purchase your tickets today at http://bit.ly/ToastSuccess19 or call 203-610-8570

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