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DRESS FOR SUCCESS CINCINNATI

Going places. Going strong.

Cincinnati, OH   |  www.dfscincy.org

Mission

The mission of Dress for Success Cincinnati is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

Lisa Nolan

Main address

4623 Wesley Ave., Ste. H

Cincinnati, OH 45212 USA

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EIN

31-1640182

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Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Our programs

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StyleHER

Dress for Success Cincinnati solves the "Catch-22” that confronts disadvantaged women trying to enter the workforce: without a job, how can you afford a suit? But without a suit, how can you get a job?

Shortly after Dress for Success Cincinnati was founded, we became well-known for providing suits to disadvantaged women returning to or entering the workforce. Although our mission has expanded, the suiting program remains a crucial part of our work and a vital first-step in a woman’s journey toward self-sufficiency.

Each Dress for Success Cincinnati client receives one suit when she has a job interview and additional work-appropriate apparel when she becomes employed.

Many Dress for Success affiliates provide more than just a suit and, when available, supply the women they serve with other pieces of clothing and accessories such as scarves, jewelry or other interview-appropriate items. Our goal is for each woman to leave Dress for Success Cincinnati with a complete outfit that will help her land a job.

After a client finds work, she can return to Dress for Success Cincinnati for her employment suiting, during which we attempt to provide her with enough additional apparel to mix and match for a week’s worth of outfits.

Women come to Dress for Success Cincinnati by referral only from a range of non-profit organizations. Each client works one-on-one with a highly trained volunteer Personal Shopper. These volunteers help our clients select professional attire and also provide support and encouragement as the women prepare for their upcoming interviews. Click here to refer a client to the Dress for Success Cincinnati Suiting program.

Every woman who comes to Dress for Success Cincinnati is treated with dignity and respect and can walk through our doors feeling confident and welcome. We focus on helping each woman prepare for the journey ahead of her. Our concern is not where our clients have been but rather where they are going.

Much of the clothing we distribute comes from women who donate to Dress for Success Cincinnati in order to help another woman succeed. Visit the Donate Clothing page at www.dfscincy.org/donateclothing to share your professional apparel with someone striving to emerge from poverty.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Women making the transition from unemployment to work face myriad challenges, from understanding corporate culture to handling personal finances, often without any support systems in place to help them navigate this daunting change.

The Dress for Success Professional Women's Group (PWG) supports our clients during this critical time by providing information that will help women unfamiliar with the workplace continue to develop skills and advance in their careers. The PWG offers members a comfortable atmosphere in which they can share, grow and network with other women who have recently made the same transition into the workforce.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Higher Her helps unemployed and under-employed Dress for Success clients gain professional skills, accelerate their job search and build confidence through weekly training sessions, one-on-one career coaching and networking in a supportive environment. With the addition of the Going Places Network to the Dress for Success Cincinnati portfolio of programs, disadvantaged women have access to support and services for every phase of their professional lives, starting with the job search and leading to sustained employment and self-sufficiency.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

The Career Center offers individualized services and resources that are vital for women entering the workforce, such as career guidance, access to technology, work skill development, and support. Beginning with their first visit, clients are encouraged to use our Career Center, which promotes confidence and professionalism and helps them secure and maintain employment. Staff members and volunteers work one-on-one with clients helping them to create superior résumés and cover letters, providing career counseling and mock interviews and facilitating access to professional skills training courses.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

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DRESS FOR SUCCESS CINCINNATI

Board of directors
as of 01/10/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Garri Davis


Board co-chair

Jaci Overmann

Lisa Lickert

Deanna Sicking

Kelley Brandstetter Tracy

Xaviera Edwards

Ronald Hitzler

Carly Kerlakian

Jody Yetzer

Lissa Bertke

Israel Bonnell

Carolyn Gorman

Candice Kramer

Lali Minocha, DDS

Amanda van Rooyen

Marie Boyle

Tarah Cook

Dr. Adonica Jones-Parks

Emily Keller

Lisa Massa

Mary Maune

Karen McDaniel

Emily Prem

Rene Robers

Ginny Schumacher

Tierra Strickland

Barbara Wagner

Kasha Wiley

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/10/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

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