Bobbi Brown Hosts Dress For Success Worldwide Gala 2011

13 Apr

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics hosted the gala event of the week at Chelsea Piers in New York City, the annual “Something to Share” Dress for Success Worldwide Gala 2011.

Over, a thousand guests gathered at Pier Sixty and raised over $1.75 million (!) for the Dress for Success organization. Guests included popular Newark Mayor, Cory Booker, former White House Social Secretary-turned-Johnson Publishing CEO, Desiree Rogers, actresses Susan Saint James and Niecy Nash, social activist Lauren Bush, TV hosts Al Roker and Deborah Roberts, and CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, Joi Gordon.

The guests came together to honor sixteen women who’ve achieved economic independence after receiving professional attire, network support, and career development tools via the charitable organization.

Event co-chair, Bobbi Brown changed the face of makeup with a handful of lipsticks and a simple philosophy, “Women want to look and feel like themselves, only prettier and more confident.”

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women worldwide. Their goal is to help women thrive in both work and life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 110 cities in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, the UK, and the West Indies. To date, this amazing organization has helped more than 600,000 women work towards financial and emotional independance.

Beauty News/ Newsroom

Summary: Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited by Bobbi Brown and Maureen Case (respectfully speaking, president of Estee Lauder group’s La Mer, Jo Malone, and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics) to join their table for the Dress for Success Gala at Pier Sixty in New York.

This is a charitable cause that’s been very close to both Bobbi’s and Maureen’s heart. Together, they have been the biggest cheerleaders for the not-for-profit organization, which has been providing interview suits, confidence boosts, and career development to low-income women for more than 10 years, donating more than $1 million in makeup and funds to the women’s-empowerment organization.

And on that very special night on Tuesday, Bobbi, Maureen, and friends of D.F.S. drew more than 1,000 attendees and raised more than $1.75 million. Talk about empowerment: they rule!


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