Friday, August 10, 2012

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,, 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-

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: