Dress for Success, a global nonprofit employment resource for women, recently announced the expansion of its annual Your Hour, Her Power global campaign with “31 Days of Women in Power.” In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Dress for Success will share the stories of 31 inspiring women in leadership positions who are making an impact in their industries and beyond.
Launching in partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine, Your Hour, Her Power is inspired by the belief that when a woman has access to opportunities that can change her life for the better, she becomes powerful beyond measure. By donating the equivalent of one hour of pay, individuals can help women gain access to Dress for Success’ programs, services and tools. Given the impact of COVID-19 on women’s careers and representation in the workforce, access to employment tools and resources has never been more critical.
“Our clients were vulnerable to economic disparities spurred by hardship and gender-based biases and norms prior to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success. “Those disparities have been exacerbated over the past year as our women face increased financial, food and housing insecurity due to job loss. We want every woman who has been impacted by this crisis to know that Dress for Success has a network, programs and resources available to support them as they navigate these uncertain times.”
Celebrating leaders during Women’s History Month
Women leaders, mentors and sponsors play a significant role in empowering women as they advance in their careers. That is why Dress for Success is introducing “31 Days of Women in Power.” The campaign extension, sponsored by Arm & Hammer, Chloe Wine Collection and Sono Bello, will honor 31 groundbreaking women executives representing diverse industries throughout March.
“Women play a pivotal role in driving business and economic gains, as well as social and cultural change, and we must continue to find ways to elevate their voices and recognize them for their contributions,” continued Gordon. “We are excited to celebrate these phenomenal women and show our clients what is possible when women are empowered and have access to tools and opportunities that position them for success.”
The “31 Days of Women in Power” honorees include:
- Andi Owen, President & CEO, Herman Miller
- Cheryl Abel-Hodges, CEO, Calvin Klein
- Christina Seelye, Founder & CEO, Maximum Games
- Christy Pambianchi, EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Verizon
- Corinne Ripoche, CEO, Adecco Americas & Pontoon, Adecco Group
- Dale Bornstein, CEO, M Booth
- Emilie Rubinfeld, Global President, Carolina Herrera
- Gail Grimmett, Chief Experience Officer, Wheels Up
- Helen Aboah, CEO, Urban Zen
- Hillary Scott, Recording Artist, Lady A
- Jamie Jones Miller, National President, Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority
- Janessa Cox-Irvin, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion AllianceBernstein
- Jasmin Allen, SVP, Hennessy U.S., LVMH Möet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
- Jenny Xu, Founder & CEO, Talofa Games
- Jill Evanko, President & CEO, Chart Industries
- Kate Burke, COO, AllianceBernstein
- Kathy Warden, Chairman, CEO & President, Northrop Grumman
- Leah Hoyer, VP of Creative, Wizards of the Coast
- Linda Findley Kozlowski, President & CEO, Blue Apron
- Lizanne Kindler, CEO, Talbots
- Margaret Keane, CEO, Synchrony
- Mary Dillon, CEO, Ulta Beauty
- Mindy Grossman, Presdident & CEO, WW International, Inc.
- Niki Leondakis, CEO, CorePower Yoga
- Penny Pennington, Managing Partner, Edward Jones
- Ramona Hood, President & CEO, FedEx Custom Critical
- Renee Gittins, Executive Director, International Game Developers Association
- Rima Qureshi, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Verizon
- Stephanie Chung, Chief Growth Officer, Wheels Up
- Sue Y. Nabi, CEO, COTY
- Tami Erwin, EVP & Group CEO, Verizon Business
Individuals wishing to support Dress for Success this Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with a donation of the equivalent of one hour of their pay may visit the campaign’s microsite. Additionally, companies interested in partnering with Dress for Success throughout March may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Dress for Success
Dress for Success is an international nonprofit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help them thrive in work and life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to nearly 150 cities in 25 countries. To date, the organization has helped more than 1.2 million women work towards financial independence. Visit their website to learn more.