Last night, we hosted a group of women in our Winnetka store from the Blazin' Babes women's networking group of Chicago (a national organization). The event supported another national organization, Dress for Success, helping women in need dress for the interview process. Attendees brought clothing donations for the charity.
Throughout the night, the women networked and shared their stories. We had powerful guest speakers including the head of Blazin' Babes, a spokesperson from Dress for Success, a women's life coach, and the first and only female trader from the Chicago Board of Trade. She is a recent widower who started a counseling business for other women who have lost a spouse. She is also a start-up businesswoman who connects romance readers with authors through her blog and popular website.
15% of any shopping proceeds were donated to Dress for Success. Attendees enjoyed signature cocktails, small bites, and a raffle basket filled with $700 value of donated product from multiple sponsors! It was a great gathering of eclectic, empowered women!
Monique, Winnetka Store Manager & Midwest Regional Manager
Readers: do you have an idea for a great event? Contact your local store manager and set a date! We love supporting important charities and building a community of women in our stores.