Portland, October 13th, 2015.  Over 270 people attended Dress for Success Oregon‘s third-annual Empowerment Breakfast. The event drew business, civic and social leaders who support the elimination of racial, economic and gender lines in the workplace. Dress for Success Oregon’s mission is to help low-income women present themselves in a positive light to gain employment, independence and self-worth. The Empowerment Breakfast Panel included: Lisa Fisher, Intel Manager; client Patsy Hall, Transition Projects Outreach Specialist; emcee Shari Dunn, DFSO Executive Director; client Bessie Kirkland, Jean’s Place Mentor Specialist; and keynote speaker Nadya Okamoto, the Executive Director of Camions of Care.

DFSO Board Member, Sara Weinstein; DFSO volunteer, Bonnie Schimschock; Jane Orlowski; Demetra Star; DFSO Board President, Cindy Larson.

DFSO Board Member, Sara Weinstein; DFSO volunteer, Bonnie Schimschock; Jane Orlowski; Demetra Star; DFSO Board President, Cindy Larson.

Sam Scheinberg, Cherrie Scheinberg and DFSO Board Member, Justin Nielsen

Sam Scheinberg, Cherrie Scheinberg and DFSO Board Member, Justin Nielsen

which featured 17 year-old keynote speaker and Executive Director of Camions of Care, Nadya Okamoto and Dress for Success Oregon clients.

The event featured 17 year-old keynote speaker and Executive Director of Camions of Care, Nadya Okamoto. The nonprofit she founded distributes feminine hygiene products to women who need them.

From Dress for Success:

Dress for Success Oregon is an anti-poverty 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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