Dress for Success Worldwide, the leading global nonprofit employment resource for women, today announced that award-winning actress Scarlett Johansson will become a global ambassador for the organization.
Johansson and her new skincare brand, The Outset, will add their voice and support to Dress for Success Worldwide in its mission to help women achieve economic independence.
As a long-term advocate for women’s empowerment, Johansson will help raise awareness of the critical role Dress for Success plays in helping women advance professionally, grow personally, care for their families, and rebuild relationships. communities. She will participate in certain Dress for Success campaigns, events and promotions. The Outset team will also donate their time and expertise to volunteer with Dress for Success customers.
“I believe that when we support each other on each other’s journey to discovering self-confidence, the world is a better place,” Johansson said. “I am very honored to be associated with Dress for Success; they allow women to realize their dreams by putting their best foot forward.
In addition to serving as a Dress for Success Global Ambassador, Johansson is recognized for her work supporting women and advocating for gender equality through the annual Your Hour, Her Power® campaign. ‘organization. In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Your Hour, Her Power recognizes inspiring women leaders and asks people to donate the equivalent of an hour’s pay to help women to achieve economic independence.
“We are thrilled to welcome Scarlett as a Global Ambassador to raise awareness of our mission at such a critical time for women,” Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, said. “Scarlett’s support of women’s empowerment, combined with her personal passion for helping us demonstrate our impact as the world’s leading nonprofit employment resource for women, is literally a game-changer for our organization.”
Women are leaving the workforce at an alarming rate, resulting in an $800 billion loss in global income. For the past 25 years, Dress for Success has led global efforts to help women achieve economic security and transform their lives. This new partnership with Johansson will help Dress for Success reach even more women, advance its mission and raise awareness for its cause.
Since its launch in 1997, Dress for Success has grown to 144 locations in 23 different countries and has helped more than 1.2 million women become independent. Dress for Success has gone beyond the costume and offers a variety of services and access to opportunities for customers. Over 60% of clients identify as women of color and 56% are mothers.
“We want the world to know, especially on our 25th anniversary, the myriad ways we are helping women get back on their feet, with services and programs that go far beyond providing professional clothing,” Meyer-Shipp said. “We are not just a non-profit organization; we are an agent of change.