“Out and About” in Winston-Salem with…Success Luncheon

The annual Success Luncheon event took place Wednesday, July, 27th at the BB&T Ballpark. Over 200 guests enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Flow Club. Some of the guests included referral agencies, clothing donors, financial donors and people who were learning about Dress for Success for the first time.

Since 1997, Dress for Success has been empowering women to achieve economic independence. The organization now serves women in 148 cities and 26 countries and has touched the lives of nearly one million women. Dress for Success is a wonderful opportunity for women to network with other women and build their self-confidence. Women learn how to thrive in the workplace, home and life with the proper developmental tools, as well as understanding the importance of professional attire.

The Presenting Sponsors for the 2017 event were Keiger Graphic Communications and Piedmont Federal Savings Bank, and the Working Sponsor was First National Bank. Cynthia Nordskog and Akilah Salandy, two clients of Dress for Success, were the speakers for this year’s luncheon.

Christine Odom Ringuette, Executive Director, and Board Chair Florence Corpening welcomed guests and introduced the afternoon speakers.

Executive Director Christine Odom Ringuette says, “Since we are 100% locally funded, we see this as an annual donor report. While we welcome anyone who wants to learn more about us…the first invitations are extended to community members who have donated money and allowed us to keep our doors open! If our caring community stopped donating, we would have to stop our career support programs, so we would like our donors to come and hear firsthand how we have used their donations and how our services such as the career coaching, peer support and professional attire can create a dramatic life change. A donor cannot help but be moved when they meet some of the women served this year by Dress for Success, and how struggle and pain were transformed into success and pride!”

Mark your calendars for the next Clothing event on

September 28th, 29th and 30th.

To learn more about Dress for Success, you may visit www.dressforsuccess.org.