Women ‘dressed for success’ raise nearly $25,000 for professional organization

Dress for Success of Tampa Bay’s “5k Power Walk” was back Saturday at Citrus Park Mall, raising money for the professional women’s group.

The event hasn’t been held in person since 2019 due to the pandemic, and it was a big hit.

“Its core mission is to provide economic independence for women, and we do this through a number of means. These can include job opportunities, tools, networking, resources and training , so that our clients not only land jobs, but they survive and thrive in the jobs once they land them, as well as in life really,” explained Jamie Lawless, spokesperson for Dress for Success Tampa Bay. .

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Dress for Success raised nearly $25,000, surpassing its goal of $20,000.

Fashionably dressed women raised nearly $25,000 for Dress for Success.

“This event represents the celebration of equality for women and for women who have overcome obstacles, set goals and continue to persevere,” said Francine Brannon, member of the Professional Women’s Group. “One of my hurdles was passing the state licensing exam to become a state licensed social worker, I passed that exam in August 2020 and it really makes me feel good to know that women are doing really big things, set goals and do awesome things in life.”

LINK: Click on here to learn more about Dress for Success.

Aubrey L. Morgan