Look at Her Power, Dress for Success Set for September 20

Dress for Success Charlotte hosts the 7th Annual Look at Her Power on September 20, 2012 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 30th Annual Southern Women’s Show, thanks to Southern Shows, Host Sponsor and long-time supporter.

A powerful highlight of the evening will be “The Faces of Dress for Success Charlotte” 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, Inc., the fashion show sponsor for the second year.

Maureen O’Boyle from WBTV will return as the emcee. This year’s honorary chairs are Peggy & Danny Morrison, President of the Carolina Panthers and Jane Thomas and Marguerite Rupar are the Event Co-Chairs.

The 2012 Paradigm Award, sponsored by L’Oreal Paris will be presented to Debby Alphin, a long-time supporter of Dress for Success Charlotte. Debby not only acts as a sponsor for Dress for Success Charlotte Events – PowerWalk & Look at Her Power, she also is an active Community Advisor. Debby has been supporting Dress for Success Charlotte for the past eight years. In fact she was the volunteer who sewed the panels for the first dressing room in the original boutique.

Dress for Success Charlotte 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 seventh year, Look at Her Power has raised more than $700,000 to support these programs.

Sponsors of Look at Her Power, as of August 8, are: Wells Fargo, Southern Shows, Belk, Inc., L’Oreal Paris, US Airways, Debby & Steele Alphin, Bank of America, CBS Radio, YELP, Bank of America, Bank of the Ozarks, nFocus, The Park, Boingo Graphics, King & Spalding, Polymer Group, Red Rover Communications, The Charlotte Observer, Red Rover Communications, Gilbert E. Galle, Don & Susan Sherrill, Today’s Charlotte Woman, Certus Bank, McGuireWoods, , Brownlee Jewelers, Women With Know How, Sarah Belk Gambrell, Danny & Peggy Morrison, Goodrich, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Paul Simon for Women, Scoopcharlotte.com, Dinwiddie/Hargadon Family, Doncaster Charlotte/Marguerite Rupar, Concetta & Rod Higgins, Barbara Laughlin, Jacelyn Prichard, Elliott Davis, PLLC, Flowers of Charlotte, , Susan McDonough, Piedmont Natural Gas, Solutions FYS, Inc., and Jane & Chris Thomas. Food and Beverages provided by Brown-Forman Beverages, 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 to help break the cycle of poverty. Demand for Dress for Success Charlotte’s services continues to rise. In 2011, Dress for Success Charlotte provided one or more service to 979 new clients. Besides interview and employment appropriate attire, clients benefit from career retention and career advancement programs and services at the organization’s Boutique and Career Transformation Center, which offers a Professional Women’s Group, one-on-one coaching, mentoring, free internet access and job search tools and resources in its Career Center and interactive group workshops. To learn more, go to: www.dressforsuccess.org/charlotte