Dress for Success Tampa Bay is celebrating its 21st anniversary – and its tradition of empowering women – with an annual luncheon. Showcasing three success stories as told by the women themselves, the “Afternoon of Women’s Empowerment Luncheon” will be held on Thursday, October 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 North Howard Avenue, in Tampa.
Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available for purchase at https://tampabaydressforsuccess.ejoinme.org/anniversaryluncheon. All proceeds benefit Dress for Success Tampa Bay, funding programs like “Going Places” and “Moving Forward,” which help local women build their professional skills and achieve employment.
Executive Director Katie McGill said, “The 21st Dress for Success Tampa Bay Anniversary Luncheon is dedicated to the women we serve to celebrate and showcase their victories. It is an afternoon of success stories of empowered women, reflecting the soaring heights that a woman may reach, no matter where her path begins.”
The host and moderator for the annual luncheon is Sorboni Banerjee, FOX 13’s weekend anchor. She will interview three clients who completed Dress for Success’ career programs, sharing their incredible stories and providing inspiration to others.
Also, Sonya Holley, guest TV fashion expert and fashion consultant, will be commentating the fashion show, featuring the latest trends and styles for fall. Donna Douglas, Dress for Success Tampa Bay board member, will serve as the auctioneer for an exciting live auction, offering a wide variety of items to the highest bidder.
Board President Patty Soltis, Founder and CEO of STYLEdge®, said, “The power of empowerment thrives at Dress for Success Tampa Bay, as each year we help more than 2000 women seeking financial and economic independence. Our goal is to continue to serve these women and more in the Tampa Bay community – with an economic impact on the community of over $40 million. Your help and support at the annual luncheon is priceless to us.”
Dress for Success Tampa Bay offers programs to help transition women toward self-sufficiency by addressing their social and economic needs in relation to work, home, and community. The nonprofit organization relies on grants, donations, and fundraising events like the annual luncheon to continue offering services locally. General donations can be made via PayPal at https://tampabay.dressforsuccess.org, and event information can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/dressforsuccesstampabay.