By Holly Harmon, Decibel Blue 

Happy confident businesswomen standing together

Dress for Success Phoenix is a Valley-based non-profit organization whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools needed to help them thrive in work and in life. Through best-in-class partnerships and outcome-driven programs, since 2009, the organization has served more than 20,000 women.

Dress for Success Phoenix ensures that women are getting hired, being promoted, receiving well-earned raises, networking with other women, and gaining control of their finances. While the organization is well-known for providing professional attire to secure employment, this is just the beginning of how Dress for Success Phoenix uplifts women. The organization offers extensive job readiness and career training, job search leads, networking introductions, leadership training, financial literacy classes, continuing education, and so much more. These programs are invaluable in providing the confidence that women need to actively define their life and pursue the path most meaningful to them.

Dress for Success Phoenix is excited to have the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s Valley Young Professionals support its efforts with a Volunteer & Donation Event on February 28th. Everyone will come together to offer their time and expertise in assembling toiletry bags, providing resume writing tips, and assisting at the donation center and boutique.

For those who want to further support the organization while participating in a favorite pastime (shopping!), Dress for Success Phoenix is hosting its much buzzed about pop-up Shop for Success Designer Sale. Sold for a fraction of retail prices, shop an impressive selection of new and gently loved clothing, shoes, and accessories by designers such as Akris, Lafayette 148, Coach, Giorgio Armani, Theory, Eileen Fisher, St. John, Escada, Ralph Lauren, and more. A fun and easy way to give back to the organization, one hundred percent of proceeds from the sale benefit Dress for Success Phoenix.

A VIP pre-sale event is February 17th from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is $50 and includes a champagne reception, early shopping access, and 10% off the total purchase. On February 18th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., shopping is open to the public, and there is no cost for admission. The Shop for Success Designer Sale is held at 3508 N. 7th Street, Ste. 130B, Phoenix, Ariz., 85014. For more information, visit


Posted by Annelise Patterson