In Her Shoes
Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast!
February 9, 2017 - 7:30 AM - Sioux Falls Convention Center
What does empowerment truly mean?
Hear from Dress for Success Worldwide CEO Joi Gordon and local women about what EMPOWERMENT has meant in their life. Bring a friend, co-worker or the influential woman in your life and prepare to be empowered!
The proceeds from this unique, fun and much anticipated event will help support the mission of Dress For Success and EmBe: Empowering women to reach their full potential.
Tickets are $35 for individuals and $275 for a table of 8 and includes breakfast and the program. If you wish to be seated together, we recommend that you to buy tickets in groups.
Sponsorship information: This event will help to raise the funds necessary to operate our programs but will also introduce new friends to Dress For Success and EmBe. Your support is needed! When you sign on as a sponsor, you’re helping women and families.
Special guest speaker:
JOI GORDON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Joi Gordon joined Dress for Success® in 1999 and took over leadership of Dress for Success Worldwide in 2002. Her primary goals are to ensure that Dress for Success becomes recognized as a leader in empowering women in their economic and social development and to expand the organization's reach—so that more and more women across the globe will have access to the resources and tools they need to succeed in the workplace. Joi’s leadership has enabled Dress for Success to improve the services that it offers to its clients, who now number more than 70,000 worldwide each year.
Under her leadership, Dress for Success Worldwide has served more than 925,000 women in almost 145 affiliates located in 20 countries across the world and has now come full circle, providing our women with a plethora of programming at all points of their employment development cycle. The Dress for Success model now offers a full continuum of services suiting a woman essentially from the inside out and uniquely positioning our organization as a global leader in women’s employment issues.
Among her professional activities and relationships, Joi is the secretary of the board of directors of America’s Charities, a non-profit leader in workplace giving. Joi is a member of Greater Queens Chapter of the Links, Inc., and the Women’s Forum of New York. She served on the corporate board of directors of Urban Brands, the owner of Ashley Stewart, a leading specialty retailer that targets the fashion-savvy urban woman. She has also served on several inaugural women’s advisory councils, including those for American Airlines, Office Depot and VOICE, an imprint of Hyperion Books.
In recent years, a number of prominent institutions have recognized her for her achievements. Most recently, Joi received the Legacy Award from Working Mother Media. Joi has also received the Business Law in Leadership Award from Lawyer’s Alliance, as well as the Herbert Woods Community Service Award from the Sylvia & Herbert Woods Scholarship Fund. She previously received the distinguished alumni award from the University of Oklahoma, Gaylord College of Journalism and recently began her term as a member of their Board of Visitors. She has been presented with the Vice Chancellor’s Award from The American Foundation for the University of the West Indies and has also received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Additionally, over the span of 18 years, Joi has been honored with numerous civic and community service awards.
She has been profiled in Crain’s New York Business, Financial Times, Epoch Times and Black Enterprise, and was also named among Working Mother magazine’s “Most Powerful Moms in Non-profit,” as well as named one of the “25 Most Influential Black Women in Business” by Network Journal Magazine.
Joi received her B.A. in radio/television broadcasting from the University of Oklahoma and her juris doctorate from its College of Law. She lives with her husband Errol in Queens. Her greatest joys are her two children, Sydney and Nicholas.