Bridgeport, CT—April 11, 2022

Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County is pleased to announce Avangrid as the Presenting Sponsor of Purse-suit of Success! to be held on May 10, 2022, in Bridgeport at the Boca Oyster Bar. Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

The Purse-suit of Success! benefit will celebrate the success stories and supporters of this vital community program. The COVID-19 pandemic has set gender equality back an additional 36 years. Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County is on the frontlines of getting women back to work and financially stable in the wake of this economic crisis. Our programs and services are designed to help women overcome challenges for various phases of their personal and professional journeys.

Purse-suit of Success! will feature Karen Dubois-Walton, PhD, President, Elm City Communities, and recently appointed Chairperson of the State Board of Education receiving the Denise “Denny” Taft Davidoff Empowerment Award. This recognition is in honor of her commitment to equity, and ability to create opportunity for women.

All are invited to a fun spring event on the water featuring a silent auction including premier purses donated by local community leaders. The evening will celebrate Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County’s 24 years of service to local women in need of professional attire and employment services. The organization has helped more than 12,000 women since opening its doors in 1998. Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County offers all services to clients at no-cost and relies on donations and fundraising events for support. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County’s programs, including Simply Suited and the Professional Women’s Group.

“UI, SCG and CNG – our Connecticut family at AVANGRID – are honored to continuously support the Dress for Success’ mission to empower women to achieve economic independence.” – Frank Reynolds, President & CEO of UI, SCG and CNG.

Purse-suit of Success! is made possible by the generous support of a number of local businesses including Connecticut Community Bank, Berkowitz and Hanna LLC, Synchrony, Microboard, and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Tickets to the benefit are $85 per person and can be purchased online at or by calling at (203) 610-8480.


About Dress for Success. Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County is an affiliate of Dress for Success Worldwide. All funds are raised locally and make impact in southwest Connecticut. Visit for more information.