Dress for Success Cincinnati is proud to celebrate Women's Equality Day!

Women's Equality Day, celebrated on August 26th each year, holds significance as a moment to reflect on and commemorate the hard-fought battles that women around the world have endured to achieve equality.

This day marks the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920, granting American women the right to vote. However, Women's Equality Day extends beyond a single milestone; it symbolizes the ongoing struggle for gender parity, recognition of women's contributions to society, and the empowerment of women in all spheres of life.

It serves as a reminder that the journey towards true equality continues, inspiring individuals and communities to take action, challenge stereotypes, and create an inclusive world where every woman's voice is heard and respected. Celebrating Women's Equality Day reaffirms the commitment to building a fairer, more just society for everyone, regardless of gender.

All About HER Blog

Stigma As One of the Most Significant Barriers For Women to Successfully Reenter Society After Incarceration

This blog was written by our Intake Coordinator Intern, Samantha Kayne.

"Since the 1980s, the number of incarcerated women has increased dramatically leading to a rise in the number of women, many of whom are mothers, reentering society. Unfortunately, reentry is far from successful, with more than half of formerly-incarcerated women rearrested within 3 years of release. Therefore, it is critical to understand the barriers that women face to successful reentry and what we can do about them. Reentry is challenging for many reasons, including inadequate funding for programs to help women transition from prison to society and the fact that many women return to communities lacking in opportunities and resources. Arguably the most significant barrier to successful reentry is the stigma associated with conviction and incarceration. Stigma is defined as a set of negative and often unfair beliefs that a society or group of people have about something. All formerly-incarcerated people are forced to suffer this stigma, but it is harsher for women because of gender-based stereotypes and additional burdens placed upon them as a result."

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What's Happened at DFSC

DFSC Visits Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities

In July, Dress for Success Cincinnati visited the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities for a Mobile Styling Event. During this event, 24 clients were styled in professional interview outfits!

Our Mobile Transformation Center allows us to travel to organizations to meet women where they are. By traveling to them, we help eliminate transportation as a barrier to women who are in need of our services.

If your agency or organization would like additional information about scheduling, participating or volunteering for a Mobile Event, email our Styling Services Manager at [email protected].

Volunteers Needed!

Get Involved at Dress for Success

  • Mock Interviewers Needed! During these mock interviews, clients can practice their interviews with real employers. We need volunteers on August 9th and August 23rd to help conduct interviews!
  • Donation Center Volunteers Needed! Help us get ready for the Portaluca Warehouse Sale by volunteering in the Donation Center.

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Coming Soon to DFSC

Check out this month's opportunities at Dress for Success Cincinnati.

Have You Purchased Your Fashion Show Tickets Yet?

Our 2023 Fashion Show will be taking place on Wednesday, September 13th at the Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati. Tickets are on sale NOW!

Visit our website to learn more about this event. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay connected and be the first to know all of the details!


Dress for Success Cincinnati will hold mock interviews every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month in 2023!

During these sessions, women can practice their interview skills with real employers.

If your organization is interested in volunteering to host mock interviews, please reach out to Volunteer Manager Courtney Shannon.

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The Mobile Career Transformation Center allows us to take our full complement of styling services to women across the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. See below for upcoming events.

  • August 23rd // Butler Tech

If your agency or organization would like additional information about scheduling, participating or volunteering for a Mobile event, email our Styling Services Manager at [email protected].

How to Support DFSC

Join Us at Northwood Cider!

Stop by Northwood Cider in Norwood on August 16th from 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm to enjoy local handcrafted cider and support Dress for Success Cincinnati!

$1 of each cider purchase will be donated to Dress for Success Cincinnati.

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Attend a Volunteer Open House

Are you looking for a new way to help support women in your community?

Stop by our next volunteer open house on August 10th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm! Join us to meet the Dress for Success Cincinnati team, learn about the various volunteer opportunities and find out why you should volunteer with us. If you can’t make it but would like to learn more about volunteering, please reach out to the Volunteer Manager, Courtney Shannon at [email protected].

Shop the Portaluca Warehouse Sale

Portaluca's Summer Warehouse Sale will be taking place on August 3rd - 5th! Fill an entire large shopping bag for only $25!

All proceeds benefit Dress for Success Cincinnati!

We also have launched a new VIP Shopping Experience! For only $40, you get to skip the lines, shop during a reserved time, get the first picks, and fill an entire shipping bag full of fabulous fashions!

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What's New in Cincinnati?

New opportunities and events for you to discover in our area.

Dress for Success Cincinnati is committed to bringing you new opportunities to learn and connect with our Cincinnati community. Here are some upcoming opportunities for you to get involved and stay connected:

Black Girl Playdate

August 5 @ 1:00 pm // Ziegler Park

Join Queens Village for a nostalgic afternoon of old school outdoor play on July 15th at 1:00pm! There will be food trucks, music, hula hooping, interactive play stations, and double dutch brought to you by Cincinnati Rope Twisters! Black Girl Playdate is a partnership between Queens Village and 3CDC, as part of the Ziegler Park Summer Pop Up Play series. Please note this event is on the Ziegler Park Lawn which is located on top of the Ziegler garage.

2nd Annual Community Block Party: Backpacks Giveaway

August 5th @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm // Kennedy Arts Center

Join Legacy Pointe Church, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, TriHealth and Cincy Smiles for this family-friendly event on Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 11am-3pm! This event will feature free bookbag and school supply giveaway, bouncy house, a DJ, Kona Ice Truck, mammography appointments and more! Reserve your spot and learn more about this free event here.

Leading Ladies NKY Networking

August 8th @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am // Five Seasons Family Sports Club

Join women from all over Northern Kentucky for an hour of speed networking! This free event is a great way to make new and meaningful personal and professional connections. Learn more about this event and the Northern Kentucky Leading Ladies here.

Black Family Reunion Heritage Breakfast and Tour of Black Cincinnati

August 18th @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am // Fountain Square

The 35th Midwest Black Family Reunion Heritage Breakfast / Opening Ceremony "Proud and Powerful" features keynote speaker Joe Mallory and Family of the Year: Eddie & Deanna Hawkins + Family. After breakfast, join the BFR Historic Tour of Black Cincinnati Sponsored By Metro & The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Learn more and reserve your free tickets here.

Yoga at Somerset withTreeEssentials

August 19th @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm // Somerset

Queens Village is partnering with LaTrese Green from Tree Essentials to curate a yoga experience for Black women in Cincinnati. Stop by and experience a yoga series designed to improve your connection with your mind, body and community. You can reserve your spot here.

Get Involved!

If you or your organization is interested in learning more about our programs, how you can help DFSC, participating in group volunteering, or more, please contact Development Director, Alex Morton-Green.

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