Dress for Success Worldwide Gala 2014
April 3, 2014
Grand Hyatt New York
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Reception/Silent Auction
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Dinner/Awards
years Dress for Success has helped empower
women in need. Our services and programs have
helped more than 775,000 lives globally - moving
individuals and families from barely surviving to
significantly thriving. And this year close to 800 of our friends and supporters gathered
together to share in the transformation of our clients
from disadvantaged women to empowered professionals,
excelling in both their careers and personal lives.
Something to Share
is always more than just a fundraising gala; it was a night of
laughter, tears, inspiration and jubilation.
At this year’s gala we honored QVC, the world's leading video and
eComerce retailer. This award was accepted by Claire Watts, U.S., QVC.
Each year, Dress for Success also honors the mothers of high-profile
celebrities and/or influencers, and the 2014 Toast to our Mothers honoree
was Mary Anthony, mother of athlete Carmelo Anthony of the New York
Women Helping Women
December 10, 2013
Grand Hyatt New York
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
A single thread has the power to change the world, and
this year’s Women Helping Women celebrated those fearless
women who have wholeheartedly used their stories,
experiences and knowledge - their threads - to help open
unlimited opportunities and create an undeniable network
of support for the women around them.
The inspiring discussion was led by three
leading ladies at various stages in their careers - a
Pioneer, a Principle and a Protégé - who refleced on
the importance of compassion, communication and
camaraderie between women and the valuable connections
that have helped them succeed.
During this power breakfast we officially launched Dress for Success Worldwide’s
first ever coffee-table book, THREADS, a moving
keepsake that highlights the strength of your support and
the ties that bind us all.
The panel consisted of:
Essie Weingarten, Founder, Essie Cosmetics
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson,
Founder & Head of Strategic Alliances, Gilt Groupe
Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO, LearnVest.com
Moderator: Tai Beauchamp,
style & lifestyle expert, media personality
above to view
available speaker bios.
Women in Business: Making Change
8:00 AM –
As the autumn season commenced, more than 200 women
throughout the financial and banking industries gathered
to help the clients of Dress for Success Worldwide turn
over a new leaf of financial literacy at the 7th annual
Women in Business:
Making Change power breakfast, which took place at the
New York Stock Exchange on September 18th.
This annual power breakfast raised $100,000 and increased
awareness of our Financial Literacy Program, which
educates women on the most effective ways to save and
manage their money to maintain a financially prosperous
Dress for Success Worldwide Board of Directors, staff and
the women we serve would like to thank
all of our sponsors and guests for helping us achieve this
Carmen Wong Ulrich, Co-Founder and President of ALTA
Wealth Management and the former host and co-creator of
CNBC’s daily personal finance show, On the Money,
returned as guest host for another year, kicking off the
event with a rousing story about her longstanding
relationship with Dress for Success.
Karen Finerman, co-founder and president of Metropolitan
Capital Advisors Inc., was our keynote speaker for the
event. Ms. Finerman reflected on her own career and
experiences, which women seeking success both
professionally and personally can use as a guide, as
described in her recently released New York Times’
Finerman's Rules: Secrets I'd Only Tell My Daughters About
Business and Life.
Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, welcomed
the attendees and announced a brand new initiative for the
organization, Dress for Success’ first collection of
published client stories:
Amy Tashjian, Director of East Coast Operations for
Dress for Success Worldwide, heralded the accomplishments
of the organization’s Financial Literary Program,
especially those of the 2013 graduates.
Faith Frank, President of the AXA Foundation, announced
the 10 recipients of this year’s “Beyond the Suit”
scholarship, a program for Dress for Success’ Professional
Women’s Group. The
Women’s Bond Club
also received special recognition at
for the advancements that they’ve helped Dress for Success
make in its Career Centers and Professional Women’s Group.
Maurece Jones, the Dress for Success “Success Ambassador”
for Women in
Business: Making Change, gave a heartfelt and
emotional speech, as she detailed the accomplishments she
was able to achieve through the Financial Literacy
you to everyone who made this event such a success!
Please visit our
upcoming events page
for details about our 2013 and 2014 events.