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Dress for Success, Columbus

Who We Are: Dress for Success Columbus is a workforce development organization empowering women at all levels to achieve economic independence by providing personal and professional development, career resources, professional attire, and a network of support to help them thrive in work and in life.

What We Do: Dress for Success Columbus is leading the way in getting women on the path to self-sufficiency through education, workforce and professional development. Our programs advance equity for women, empower women to overcome the barriers that limit their upward mobility and ensure that women are given the support they need to truly obtain, sustain and grow their careers. To learn more about our suite of programs visit

Why We're Important: Dress for Success Columbus operates through five strategic pillars: Dressing, Coaching, Empowering, Encouraging, and Celebrating. Each strategic pillar is critical to fueling the long term success of the women we serve, both in terms of acquiring work after hardship and growth throughout her career. Our values are important to us, and we strive to embody these in everything we do as we serve our community, care through sisterhood, service with dignity, personal and professional development, championship of inclusivity for all women, and celebrating her success.s.

How We Impact The Community: Since 2007, we’ve empowered more than 20,000 women. At Dress for Success Columbus, we are MOVING WOMEN FORWARD and creating systemic change in the lives of women, their families and our community by providing the support and career tools needed to achieve their dreams, earn success and grow in their careers.

How You Can Help: After the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the year 2020, putting women back in the workforce is more important than ever. You can make a difference in the lives of women in our community by giving your time, talent and treasure to support our mission of empowering women to achieve economic independence. We invite you to contribute to the mission of Dress for Success Columbus through a variety of methods: financial contributions; donations of gently-used attire; serve on one of our many committees, volunteer at our boutique or on our Mobile Career Center; become a mentor through our Women2Women Mentoring program; become a coach through our Success Coaching program; or attend one of our signature events to learn more about our mission. Learn more at about how you can invest in the futures of women.

Connect with Dress for Success, Columbus

1204 North High Street Columbus, OH 43201 614-291-5420

Executive Director: Habiba K. Bankston

Director of Development & Community Partnerships: Diana Pagan

Email: Board Chair: Jen Savage


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