Dress for Success Fuses Fashion with Female Empowerment
About 10 years ago I became involved with Dress for Success (DFS), an organization that merges fashion with philanthropy, and it has consistently brought me inspiration and fulfillment over the years. If you’re not familiar, DFS empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.
In 2009 I created a functional and aesthetically appealing closet in the DFS West headquarters in Los Angeles to give their clients a safe and comfortable space to find and try on workwear. For several years, I have served as designer for the organization's LA Pop-Up shop! Being able to give back, by doing what I love seemed like such a perfect fit, and allowed me to really increase involvement in the organization. Today, I continue to be heavily involved in the organization as an Advisory Council member.
I’m currently gearing up for the DFS's annual Power Walk on August 26, and I invite you to lace up your Nikes and join my team or make a donation to support the very deserving cause. Fitness is already so inherent to my own lifestyle, making this event one of my favorite ways to show support for DFS. The international 5K event serves as a walking testament to the need for success-driven women to become healthy in all aspects of their lives. Each of the walk’s three miles represents one of the three phases that DFS clients experience on their journey to self-sufficiency—from being unemployed and searching, to recently employed and adjusting, to gainfully employed and succeeding. This year’s theme is Unleashing the Power Within and I’m excited to join women warriors to unleash the power to make positive, rewarding healthy changes in life.
If you’re interested in getting involved in an organization that aligns with your interests, DFS is a great, meaningful charity that fuses fashion with female empowerment. Visit the DFS website for more information about the Power Walk and organization.