Just two short years after suiting its first client, Dress for Success could be found in 22 different cities throughout the United States, and in 1999 we established our first international location. Today, there are more than 140 Dress for Success affiliates in 19 countries—and those numbers continue to increase every year.
I am so excited for the opportunity to volunteer for this wonderful organization and help inspire others to do the same.
Their Beliefs -
Every woman has the right to realize her full potential and achieve financial independence in a more egalitarian world. We believe that with the proper education, tools and action this world is possible.
Poverty often affects women the most, and its effects on them and their families can be long-lasting. Therefore, addressing women’s needs is central to improving the quality of life for not only that woman but also her family, future generations and her community. In fact, recognizing the significant role of women in economic development is the smart thing to do, as well as being socially and morally right.
We believe that achieving gender equality is imperative to developing a sustainable and just world for all, which is possible by acknowledging the crucial role that women play in the world economy.
We believe that by building up a woman’s agency and knowledge, better synergies between gender equality and economic sustainability are realized, enabling her to generate a long-term impact in both her private and public life.
Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 140 cities in 19 countries and has helped more than 850,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.
Find your local affiliate here and discover how you can donate clothes, support the organization financially, get involved as a volunteer or help in other ways. If we are not operating in your community yet, learn how to start a Dress for Success in your area!
Dress for Success Worldwide is located in New York and oversees our global affiliate network. Click on the links below to learn about our organization and how you can support us.
“more than 10,000 women and men generously donate their time and talents to our affiliates every year”