Portland, October 9th, 2013. Over 260 people attended Dress for Success Oregon’s inaugural Empowerment Breakfast which drew supporters like  Tom Kelly from Neil Kelly; Barb Attridge, Co-Founder and Executive
Director of Dress for Success Oregon and Theressa Dulaney from Comcast. The event at the Governor Hotel raised over $40,000 featured an educational panel presentation with businesses and individuals coming together to discuss how generational poverty affects our community and how Dress for Success Oregon is making an impact by helping low-income women gain employment, independence and self-worth. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus)

Panelists: Erinn Kelley-Siel, Department of Human Services; Roger Hinshaw, Bank of America; Dr. Donna Beegle, Communication Across Barriers; Cylvia Hayes, First Lady of Oregon.

Panelists: Erinn Kelley-Siel, Department of Human Services; Roger
Hinshaw, Bank of America; Dr. Donna Beegle, Communication Across
Barriers; Cylvia Hayes, First Lady of Oregon.

Ken Thrasher, Compli Inc. and Nicki Nickoloff, Wells Fargo Bank and Dress for Success Oregon Board Member.

Ken Thrasher, Compli Inc. and Nicki Nickoloff, Wells Fargo Bank and
Dress for Success Oregon Board Member.

Monique Barton, Roger Hinshaw, and Nicole Frisch from Bank of America.

Monique Barton, Roger Hinshaw, and Nicole Frisch from Bank of America.

Sandra Etlinger; Karen Fishel, Co-Founder of Dress for Success Oregon and Vice-President of Board; Lori Hickox.

Sandra Etlinger; Karen Fishel, Co-Founder of Dress for Success Oregon
and Vice-President of Board; Lori Hickox.

From Dress for Success:

Dress for Success Oregon is a nonprofit organization that has been helping low-income women successfully transition back into the workforce since 1999. 

We promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

 

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