SWEP Three Rivers hosted Women, Wigle & Workwear: A Networking Event to Benefit Dress for Success Pittsburgh at the Wigle Distillery Tasting Room in the Strip District on June 13. This was our first event combining a charitable cause with program-free networking and it was a huge hit!
Attendees were encouraged to bring gently used workwear, accessories, and toiletries to donate to Dress for Success, a non-profit with the mission of empowering women to achieve independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and developmental tools to help women thrive in both work and life. And, boy, did our attendees rise to the occasion! We packed two large clothing racks full of donated dresses, suits, blouses, and slacks, along with several boxes of toiletries and accessories. While enjoying each other’s company (and the cocktails and hors d’oeuvres), attendees also had the opportunity to meet with representatives from Estée Lauder for makeup and skincare consultations, chat with a personal style specialist from Macy’s, and peruse the selection of goodies available in the basket raffle.
Through the generosity of basket raffle donors and our signature sponsor, Monaloh Basin Engineers, and our attendees, we were able to donate hundreds of items and $1,961.00 in cash to Dress for Success Pittsburgh. Dress for Success was ecstatic to receive such a large donation from our SWEP Three Rivers membership. The donations will make a real impact on the lives of local women on their journey to financial independence and will provide empowerment to achieve their career goals.
Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, and attendees for making this event a success!
Photos by Kaitlyn Leigh Roth.