Look at Her Power, Dress for Success – Charlotte Fundraising Event Sept. 15

Dress for Success Charlotte hosts its premier benefit, Look at Her Power on September 15, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Park Expo & Conference Center, (formerly the Merchandise Mart, 2500 E. Independence Blvd.)

Look at Her Power guests enjoy an evening of fun, fashion and delicious refreshments. They are also privy to a unique experience: a Private Preview and Opening Night Celebration of the 29th Annual Southern Women’s Show, thanks to Southern Shows, presenting sponsor and long-time supporter.

A powerful highlight of the evening will be “The Faces of Dress for Success” fashion show. The models are all Dress for Success Charlotte clients. We will hear their success stories and watch them take to the runway in beautiful outfits donated by belk, the fashion show sponsor.

Sheri Lynch, author and award winning co-host of The Bob & Sheri Show on The Link, 107.9, will be this year’s keynote speaker. Maureen O’Boyle from WBTV will return as our emcee. This year’s honorary chairs are Carolyn and Paul Silas, NBA Coach of the Charlotte Bobcats and Jane Thomas is the Event Chair.

The 2011 Paradigm Award, sponsored by L’Oreal Paris will be presented to Diane Davis of AmeripriseFinancial Services, Inc. for helping to link individual and corporate philanthropy with social needs activism. Diane has had a life-long passion for the empowerment of women in all facets of our society. Most notably, the Professional Women’s Group (PWG) program of Dress for Success Charlotte has drawn Diane to participate in forums helping women develop workplace skills essential to their career advancement.

Dress for Success 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.Now in its sixth year, Look at Her Power has raised more than $500,000 to support these programs.

Sponsors of Look at Her Power are: Wells Fargo, Southern Shows, belk, L’Oreal Paris, US Airways, Debby & Steele Alphin, Bank of America, Boingo Graphics, formerly Integraphx, King & Spalding, Polymer Group, Charlotte Bobcats, The Charlotte Observer, CoaLogix, Inc. Episode XI Studios, Gilbert E. Galle, Don & Susan Sherrill, Today’s Charlotte Woman, Booz Allen Hamilton, Ty & Pat Boyd, Carolina Pad, Diane Davis – Ameriprise Financial Services, Duke Energy, Family Dollar, First Citizens Bank, Sarah Belk Gambrell, Goodrich, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Greer & Walker, L.L.P, Paul Simon for Women, Scoopcharlotte.com, American Honda Finance Corp, Mary Lou Babb, Jefferson Brown, Colletta Bryce, Peggy & Robert Culbertson, Jill Dinwiddie, Doncaster Charlotte/Marguerite Rupar, Elliott Davis, PLLC, Flowers of Charlotte, Cammie Hauptfuhrer, Healthy Meals from Home, Cory & Katherine Hohnbaum,LorneLassiter, Lee Hecht Harrison, Jenny Longshore, Susan McDonough, Piedmont Natural Gas, Solutions FYS, Inc., Nancy Tarbis and Jane & Chris Thomas. Food and Beverages provided by Brown-Forman Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Brio Tuscan Grille and La-tea-das.

About Dress for Success Charlotte:
Dress for Success Charlotte provides women with interview-appropriate attire, a support network and the tools for their economic self-sufficiency and to help break the cycle of poverty. Demand for Dress for Success Charlotte’s services has seen a 70% increase over the past year and the suiting of more than 800 new clients in 2010. Besides interview-appropriate attire, clients benefit from programs and services at the organization’s Boutique and Career Transformation Center, which offers a Professional Womens Group, one-on-one coaching, mentoring, free internet access and interactive group workshops. www.dressforsuccess.org/charlotte