Dress for Success
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Who We Are | Founder

Since 2003 Nancy Lublin has been CEO of Do Something, a non-profit organization that provides inspiration and opportunities for young people to improve their communities. She founded Dress for Success in 1996 with a $5,000 inheritance from her great-grandfather Poppy Max. Nancy wanted to honor his memory and legacy by using his hard-earned money to help other people blaze new beginnings.

A law student and new to New York City, Nancy turned to some experts for help; she established the organization with three nuns from Spanish Harlem who each ran public service programs. Together, they built Dress for Success New York into a vibrant organization serving women from all over the city and boroughs.

When amazing women from other areas contacted Nancy about bringing Dress for Success to their communities, she trademarked the Dress for Success name, built equity in the brand and then licensed it to these new organizations. By fall of 1998, there were nearly 20 Dress for Success programs. A year later there were close to 50 Dress for Success affiliates in three countries.

She lives in New York City with her husband, Jason Diaz, two children and their feisty Yorkshire terrier, Lulu.


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