Who We Are

WHO WE ARE

  • Women for Success is a giving network that supports Dress for Success Triangle and its mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women
  • We are a 100% volunteer-led organization comprised of passionate, young female professionals from the Triangle’s top corporations and firms
  • Our board of 21 members spans the Triangle communities of Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh

WHO DRESS FOR SUCCESS TRIANGLE SERVES

  • Since 2008, Dress for Success Triangle has helped more than 5,000 women gain the skills and confidence needed to get back on the employment fast track
  • More than 46% of women served in 2013 have returned to work and in doing so have raised themselves and their children out of abject poverty
  • More than 80% are single mothers raising an average of 2 to 3 children
  • Ages range from 16 to 65, with an average age of 34
  • Most (54%) have attended some level of post-secondary education
  • All (100%) live or lived in poverty prior to receiving services

THE REACH & IMPACT OF WOMEN FOR SUCCESS

  • Our “Wine, Cheese & $20 Please” launch event at Spy Raleigh in March 2013 attracted more than 200 attendees and raised more than $10,500 in support of our mission
  • Our “Bull City Beats” event at Motorco Music Hall in July 2013 attracted more than 100 attendees and raised nearly $2,000 in support of our mission
  • Our Facebook followers represent a locally-based audience.  Geographic locations of our followers, in size order greatest to least, include Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, and Wake Forest
  • Nearly 90% of our Facebook fans are women.  Most (53%) are women ages 24-34, followed by 21% women ages 35-44
  • Nearly all (95%) of Twitter followers (@WFSTriangle) are local women

WHERE FINANCIAL DONATIONS GO

  • Every dollar donated to Women for Success goes directly to Dress for Success Triangle, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
  • Our fundraising efforts fund programs and fill revenue gaps to support the purchase of foundations items such as such as plus-sized work attire, wide width shoes and new undergarments for Dress for Success Triangle clients