The mission of Dress for Success Cincinnati is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing
professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors.

Upcoming Events

Join Us in the Power Walk for Dress for Success Cincinnati
It’s a fun and healthy way to support Dress for Success Cincinnati. Be sure to call or email us to get the discount code and make sure you are an official part of our team. Funds raised through your participation support the programs of Dress for Success Cincinnati. The Power Walk is on Saturday, May 3. Click for more information on how to register, buy tickets for the Piggest Raffle Ever, or to be a sponsor.

Help! We Need Jewelry, Handbags, and Plus Size Clothing.

Our inventory is running low due to the increased need for our services. So, clean out your closet and donate new and gently used women's clothing and accessories to Dress for Success Cincinnati. We are in particular need of shoes, purses, jewelry, and plus sizes. Interview- and work-appropriate clothing will be given to women in need who are entering the workforce. Designer, dressy, and casual attire and accessories will be sold in the 4th Street Boutique with proceeds going to support our programs for disadvantaged women. Click for more information on how to donate clothing.


PWG Community Action Project Big Success!

Each year, a member of the Professional Women's Group is selected to be the delegate for the Community Action Project (CAP). The delegate must create her project, establish a budget and schedule, and complete her goals. Melva Lewis is the CAP delegate for 2013-2014 and is wrapping up her project, a literacy and arts program for Rothenberg Preparatory Academy, located in inner city Cincinnati. As Melva states, "My vision for  'This Book Belongs To...' is to promote literacy through storytelling while setting the foundation to continue programs like this." Her primary goals are to improve reading comprehension, helping prepare the 3rd grade class so they can pass the Ohio Achievement Assessment, a state standardized reading test; contribute 200 books to the school library; and provide at least two books to each student in the entire school, 840 total.

To engage the 3rd grade students, Ms. Lewis arranged for Sharon M. Draper, a professional educator as well as as accomplished writer to spend the day with the 3rd grade class, signing books, working with the students to act out parts of her books, and complete other activities to strengthen their literacy. Ms. Draper is a professional educator as well as an accomplished writer. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literacy Awards, and is a New York Times bestselling author. Her "Sassy" and "Ziggy" series of books for tweens contains characters and situations that the students at Rothenberg can relate to.

Mobile Services Launch in Butler County

On February 25, the Mobile Career Transformation Center visited OhioMeansJobs in Butler County, providing interview wear for 13 women seeking employment. Since its launch in 2012, this is the first time the Mobile Unit has offered services in Butler County. Seven stylists from Lunatic Fringe Salon, located in Sharonville and Liberty Township, donated their time to do hair and makeup for the women after they were suited. The women are ready to have a successful interview and land the job. Great job everyone!


Thank you to Johnson & Johnson HR team!

Twelve newly hired HR professionals from all over the world volunteered at Dress for Success Cincinnati for the service project component of their HR Leadership Development Program. While here, they conducted mock interviews and helped clients build their resumes, prepare for interviews, develop an elevator speech, and learn how to network for success. The women who participated not only had a great time, but gained valuable skills and self confidence. The Johnson & Johnson team also enjoyed their time with Dress for Success Cincinnati. What a great experience for everyone! We hope there is an opportunity to do this again.

We Are Looking for Volunteers

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity in a casual and lively environment, the Dress for Success Cincinnati Donation Center is for you! Help organize, hang, and evaluate new and gently used clothing that is donated by our caring community. We need help every Thursday between 10 AM and 6 PM and the first Saturday of every month between 10 AM and 2 PM. If you are interested, please fill out our volunteer questionnaire or contact Debbie Wesseler at 513-322-1792 or

Our Mobile Career Transformation Center is on the road, bringing services to locations in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Check our Event Calendar for exact dates and locations. If you live or work outside of downtown Cincinnati and would be interested in getting involved with our mobile unit, please fill out the volunteer questionnaire, or mail Sarah Buckley.