Portland, OR. Over 300 supporters attended Dress for Success Oregon‘s fourth-annual Empowerment Breakfast on October 5th. The event raised over $60,000 and drew business, civic and social leaders celebrating Dress for Success Oregon’s impact helping low-income women gain employment, independence and self-worth. Empowerment Breakfast Speakers included client Amber Henderson, Anne Mersereau, VP of Human Resources Diversity and Inclusion at PGE; client Donna Harris and Sheila Hamilton, author and KINK FM host. Supporters heard stories of struggle and triumph and learned how employers can help disadvantaged women succeed in the workplace. (Photo credit, Images by Brant)

Volunteer Award Recipients: volunteer, Kathy Kester, accepting on behalf of Vicki Romm; volunteer, Doreen Grove, accepting on behalf of Barbara Cooney; Shari Dunn, Executive Director of DFSO; volunteer, Gloria Foon; volunteer, Jack Birnbach; Volunteer Manager, Mich Nelson.

Volunteer Award Recipients: volunteer, Kathy Kester, accepting on behalf of Vicki Romm; volunteer, Doreen Grove, accepting on behalf of Barbara Cooney; Shari Dunn, Executive Director of DFSO; volunteer, Gloria Foon; volunteer, Jack Birnbach; Volunteer Manager, Mich Nelson.

Keynote Speaker, Sheila Hamilton, author and KINK FM host, contributing to the panel discussion about how employers can help women succeed in the workplace.

Keynote Speaker, Sheila Hamilton, author and KINK FM host, contributing to the panel discussion about how employers can help women succeed in the workplace.

From Dress for Success Oregon:

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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