Dress for Success moves forward in times of crisis. Help a woman affected by the COVID-19 pandemic gain access to virtual resources and tools that will help ensure her economic stability. DONATE TODAY
Why Give

Women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19’s disruption, according to the World Economic Forum. They are caregivers and hold the majority of jobs being impacted or eliminated in response to the pandemic.

The risks are particularly high for women who turn to Dress for Success for help as many are among the most economically vulnerable during this crisis. Our affiliates report the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on clients’ employment, finances and mental health.

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  • 79% report clients have been laid off
  • 85% report clients have filed for unemployment benefits
  • 64% report clients have been furloughed
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  • 66% report clients are facing financial hardship
  • 53% report clients face food insecurity due to job loss
  • 33% report clients housing is at risk due to job loss
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  • 77% report clients feel anxious and stressed about their financial future

We are the only global employment resource for women. Our ability to meet the needs of our clients is more crucial than ever as we help them navigate the uncertainties of this new reality for the foreseeable future.

Your donation helps us continue to provide programs and services that are critical to our clients’ families, communities and the global economy.

We’re Moving Forward
Virtual Programming
Offering virtual programming, focusing on the topics most relevant to women during coronavirus disruption.
Sharing Information
Sharing information, opportunities and training with our affiliate network, especially those exploring virtual programming for the first time.
Building Partnerships
Building partnerships that allow us to quickly scale the community and support women need most across our affiliate network.
- Krista Bourne, Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations, Verizon
- Joi Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Dress for Success Worldwide
- Emily K. Graham, Senior Vice President & Partner, FleishmanHillard
- Fionnuala Shannon, Executive Director, Dress for Success Greater London
- Amy Robichaud, Executive Director, Dress for Success Vancouver
- Francesca Jones, Founder & Executive Director, Dress for Success Rome