Edit ModuleShow Tags

Dress for Success Empowers Disadvantaged Women

Lauren Hotard and Lisa Biderman with co-chairs Daphne Berger and CeCe Colhoun

Steven Hronek Photographs

Entering the professional world is challenging for everyone, but for disadvantaged women who lack support and funding the challenges may seem insurmountable. But Dress for Success, an international nonprofit that provides free professional attire, a support network and most importantly confidence to women in need, says it doesn’t have to be. In November, the New Orleans chapter held its annual “Suits & Salads Luncheon” to raise awareness and funds for this life-changing organization.

Co-chairs Daphne Berger, Lisa Biderman, CeCe Colhoun and Lauren Hotard put together this spectacular benefit, which was held at The Roosevelt New Orleans. Lisa Biderman made the opening statements and Executive Director LaToria Willis introduced LaDonya Williams, whose inspiring testimony about her struggles with unemployment and how Dress for Success helped her overcome these obstacles set the tone for the event. Chairperson of the Board Juli Miller Hart also introduced guest speaker Mrs. Phyllis M. Taylor.

A champagne reception and silent auction were held directly before the luncheon. Bidders at the silent auction went home with luxurious prizes, including a two-night stay at the Windsor Court Hotel, queen-sized embroidered sheets from Leontine Linens and a girl’s Lylian heirloom dress from Pippen Lane.
Dress for Success is located at 4304 Magazine St. and is run by volunteers; suitings by appointment. Every donation of funds, professional women’s clothing and accessories makes a difference!


Event at a Glance

WHAT

 “Suits & Salads Luncheon,” benefiting Dress for Success New Orleans chapter

WHEN

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WHERE

 The Roosevelt New Orleans

You Might Also Like

READ+SPIN

News From the Kitchens

Rocksy’s, Fogo & Bayou Wine

Jimmy Glickman’s Beat

Making the Music happen

Best New Architecture

Our annual survey of creative design

Brew To Do

Better beers on tap as laws begin to bend

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Latest Posts

Get Ready for your Close Up

Add a backstage-style video element to your bridal session

Hello, Anxiety, My Old Friend

Winter Bridesmaid Trends

Your maids will shine in the cooler months with these top tips

Summer Eats

Dryades Public Market and Esses Pasta have a few must-have summer meals

Hangout Fest 2016 Review

The beach festival has hit its stride.
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags