On May 17, 2018 Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County will host its annual benefit, Toast to Success! in support of its mission to empower women to achieve economic independence. Toast to Success! raises awareness of the challenges facing low income women and the role that professional attire and a network of support can play in building confidence and helping women overcome obstacles to employment. Fashion, community and corporate sectors are coming together to support the unique work of Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County.

“The right outfit, the one that makes a woman feel great, can be the edge that helps her ace a job interview, nail an important presentation, or get an advantage over a less-polished competitor,” said Sarah Lewis, Program Manager, Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County. “But we’re about so much more than a suit. Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County offers valuable employment retention programs that address the barriers many women face when they enter the workforce. It’s not just about landing the job. It’s about building a career”.

The event will feature Teresa Younger, President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women receiving the first Denise “Denny” Taft Davidoff Empowerment Award, as well as a fashion show featuring La Moda Fashions. La Moda is a home for not only the latest styles from LA to Manhattan but a place where women can discover themselves. La Moda has stores in Fairfield and Hamden. We invite all to join us as some of Fairfield County’s finest model the latest spring designs.

2018 Runway Models

Laura Incerto, True North Productions
Shayla Williams, Shay’s Corner
Sharada Muthusubramanian, Synchrony Financial
Jolyn Farber, Author, Ms. International 2018
Dana Thompson, TD Bank
Carrie Picardi, University of Bridgeport, Urban League
Alicia Thompson, Thespian and Playwright
Barbara Curry, Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County
Dr. Cameilia Lawrence-Phillips, St. Vincent’s Medical Center

All proceeds from Toast to Success will benefit Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County, supporting the organization’s mission of assisting women seeking employment by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development programs.

Join us we celebrate and support Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County:

Who: Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County
What: Toast to Success! Annual Benefit
When: May 17, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: The Patterson Club, 1118 Cross Highway, Fairfield, CT 06824
Tickets: http://bit.ly/dfsmfc2018 or (203) 610-8570