Co-founding members Jen Diederich and Noelle Casagrande, along with the other founding members, invite the public to learn more about Y.E.S! (Young Executive for Success) on February 12, 2014 at 5 p.m. – 7p.m. at the Stillwater Grille, located at 13451 McGregor Blvd in Fort Myers. Y.E.S. supports the efforts of its members to benefit the mission of Dress for Success, which empowers economically disadvantaged women to better their lives through professional attire, career counseling and other support services.
Come and mingle with some of the most promising executives in the southwest Florida area who have passion for what they do and for giving back to the community. For a $5 admission, guests will enjoy live music in a fun and exciting atmosphere, networking with other like-minded, passionate executives or executives in the making. Happy hour cocktails include wine, beer and well drinks from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests will receive a complimentary raffle ticket if they bring in a donation for the Dress for Success boutique. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for exciting prizes including White House | Black Market items, Stillwater Grille gift certificates and more. Tickets for a 50/50 raffle will also be available. Proceeds will benefit Dress for Success SW Florida programs and Y.E.S! networking events.
“We are so excited to share how saying Y.E.S! is empowering the woman in our local area,” shares Jen Dierderich, co-founder. “We are inviting all men and women who are interested in meeting and networking with a tremendous group of individuals who are interested in making a difference.”
About Dress for Success:
The mission of Dress For Success is to promote 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. The vision for the Southwest Florida affiliate is to provide an opportunity for socially and economically disadvantaged women in Lee and Collier counties to improve themselves, receive support in career development and feel more confident and empowered. There are 114 Dress For Success locations in seven countries focused on providing career wardrobes and employment counseling to disadvantaged women. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has helped more than 500,000 women work toward self-sufficiency. Dress for Success SW Florida’s office and boutique are located at 12995 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 153, in the Pinebrook Plaza next to Bell Tower in Fort Myers.
Founded in 2005, Young Executives for Success (Y.E.S!) is a volunteer branch of Dress for Success that provides its members with volunteer, fundraising and networking opportunities to champion the mission of Dress for Success, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women. Y.E.S! was launched in New York City and has grown to multiple cities in the United States and around the world! Members make an annual tax-deductible donation and have the opportunity to participate in events and activities that raise awareness and funds for Dress for Success. There is also the opportunity to increase involvement by becoming a part of the executive committee or a sub-committee (e.g. membership, volunteerism, marketing/communications) Y.E.S! is not only a great way to support the important efforts of Dress for Success, but to also meet and network with a tremendous group of individuals who are interested in making a difference. For membership questions, please contact Jamie Powell at Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen Diederich at Jen@dfsswflorida.org. For more information about Y.E.S!, visit www.DressForSuccess.org/swflorida.