Shop for Success gives insiders the chance to get this season’s hottest contemporary pieces, cocktail attire, shoes and accessories at discounted prices – while contributing to the vital career development and employment retention programs of Dress for Success.
On the Evening of October 19th from 8-11pm, Join Dress for Success and Y.E.S! (Young Executives for Success) as we kick of Shop for Success 2012 with a special evening of cocktails and couture for our VIP guests.
$150-Level tickets include a special one-hour preview (7-8pm) of the sale items and intimate reception with our host committee. A complimentary gift bag is also included.
$100-Level tickets will also be able to shop specially curated items, mingle with our host committee, as well as have a chance to win raffle and silent auction prizes.
On Friday October 19th from 1-5pm and Saturday, October 20th 10am-8pm we open the doors of our boutique to fashionable young professionals offering exclusive discounts on designer merchandise, with 100% of sales proceeds directly benefitting Dress for Success. No tickets are required for Saturday's event.
For more information about Shop for Success, please visit dressforsuccess.org/YESNewYork
The event is hosted by Young Executives for Success (Y.E.S!) a volunteer, fundraising and networking arm of Dress for Success.
Shop for Success 2012 Host Committee
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is co-founder of Gilt Groupe. With her Gilt co-founder Alexis Maybank, she wrote the New York Times best-selling book By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop. She holds a B.A. from Harvard College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She serves on the board of directors for Dress For Success Worldwide.
Bobbi Brown is founder and CCO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years. She’s often on the set of editorial shoots; dispenses her expertise for the country’s top magazines; backstage during New York Fashion Week; and at red carpet events, working her magic on celebrity clients. A year-round supporter of Dress for Success, Bobbi is dedicated to empowering women and girls around the world.
Caroline Gohsn is Co-Founder and CEO of The Levo League, an innovative online community designed to guide Gen Y professional women through modern career challenges and development. Caroline Founded The Levo League in 2011 after three + years at McKinsey & Company, immersed in projects spanning from Cleantech to philanthropy. Caroline graduated from Stanford University in 2008 with a B.A. in International Political Economy and Environmental Economics.
Erica Frontiero is a Senior Vice President in Capital Markets at GE Capital. With over 10 years in leveraged finance, Erica raises debt capital for corporations and private equity clients. Erica is an active volunteer with Dress for Success and serves as President Emeritus of Y.E.S! and was featured by ForbesWoman for her efforts. She is a member of the inaugural class of the Pipeline Fellowship, which aims to increase the number of female angel investors and social entrepreneurs in the US.
Kelly Hoey is co-founder of Women Innovate Mobile, the first accelerator program for women-founded startups focused on mobile technology and applications. She was named by Forbes as one of five women changing the world of VC/Entrepreneurship. She sits on advisory boards of three startups: Stone Creek Entertainment, Lion'esque Style and The Levo League.
Liza Kindred is the founder of Third Wave Fashion, which works to build and create fashion tech startups. A passionate believer in open business, Liza’s last stint was as Managing Partner at Lullabot, a successful web development & education company. She has served as Fashion Editor of a regional newspaper, written a fashion column, and even did a little model scouting along the way.
Lauren Maillian Bias is founder and CEO of Luxury Market Branding, a strategic marketing and branding company, and a founding partner at Gen Y Capital Partners, an early-stage venture firm focused on investments in mobile and consumer facing technology enabled companies. At 19, she founded Sugarleaf Vineyards, making her the youngest self-made winery owner in the country. She has judged both the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship business plan competition & Start Up Chile.
Rachel Roy is a designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mother, who designs to inspire women to feel smart, confident and individual. Rachel is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). She has been recognized by the Accessories Council with an ACE AWARD for best brand launch, Mattel’s 10 Women to Watch, and numerous best dressed honors including by Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List.
Reggie Love has served as personal aide to President Obama for the last four and half years, starting in 2007 during the Obama for America campaign. Reggie graduated from Duke University in 2004, majoring in Political Science and Public Policy; History minor. He also was captain of the Men's Basketball team and started for the Football team, which he lead in receiving for 3 seasons. He is currently a candidate for an MBA at Wharton.
Tiffany Dufu is the President of The White House Project, igniting the leadership of women in both business and politics. She has been honored honored by the National Council for Research on Women in 2012 as one of 30 women making change in the world today. Having raised nearly $20 million toward the cause of women and girls, she has been featured in The New York Times, on NPR, and is a frequent speaker on women’s leadership and nonprofit fundraising. Tiffany Dufu was selected as a member of Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women.
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About Dress for Success
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that 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. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 145 cities in 20 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 925,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org to learn more.
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