Published April 15, 2019
On Friday, April 12, 2019, Barran Liebman was proud to sponsor and attend Dress for Success Oregon’s 20thAnnual Celebrate Success Dinner & Auction at the Portland Art Museum. With over 30,000 women served by Dress for Success Oregon over the last 20 years, Barran Liebman is proud to partner with this powerful organization on an ongoing basis, and looks forward to attending this particularly impressive fundraising effort each year.
Since Dress for Success was founded in 1997, they have expanded to more than 150 cities and have helped more than one million women strive towards and attain self-sufficiency. While the organization started with the function of providing professional attire and accessories to physically equip women to secure employment, the organization has expanded its programs to include personalized job preparation, career coaching, interview practice, and many other wrap around services. This all-encompassing approach, including the Help One Person Excel (“HOPE”) 90-day job retention program, has resulted in a remarkable 98% job retention rate and 1500+ women served in 2018 alone.
By sponsoring Dress for Success Oregon in this notable annual fundraising effort, Barran Liebman aspires to celebrate the success of all females in the workplace, while raising the necessary funds to support women in need. According to Traci Ray, Executive Director at Barran Liebman and Co-Chair of the Dress for Success Oregon Board of Directors: “I became involved in Dress for Success Oregon for 3 reasons: I believe that women and their children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential and realize their dreams; I believe in lifting people up, and raising the tide for all; and, I believe in being an active participant in creating hope for people in my community.” Traci elaborated on these reasons when she spoke at the Gala on Friday night, and these objectives demonstrate how Barran Liebman’s efforts to support females in the workplace extend beyond the walls of the firm. Barran Liebman is honored to partner with Dress for Success Oregon and looks forward to the continued impact the organization will have as it works to expand operations throughout the state.
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