By Dede Crough, NouSoma Communications, Inc.
QVC was recognized on April 3rd by Dress for Success Worldwide (DFS) for the company’s longtime support of DSF’s mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Pictured: Claire Watts, CEO of QVC U.S. (left) with Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide
In Chester County and the Philadelphia area, QVC supports Dress for Success through numerous initiatives, including an accessory drive at last fall’s Pennsylvania Women’s Conference, and the 2014 QVC Runway, which encouraged QVC associates throughout the West Chester campus to team up to create outfits out of items they wanted to donate to Dress for Success.
In appreciation of the many ways QVC has helped to advance Dress for Success’s mission over the years, Dress for Success Worldwide named QVC its Corporate Honoree at its 2014 Gala, Something to Share, on April 3, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt New York. Something to Share is an evening dedicated to celebrating the success and accomplishments of the women Dress for Success serves, while recognizing the generosity of its supporters.
Claire Watts, CEO of QVC U.S., accepted the award on behalf of the company. “At QVC, we believe that, through meaningful connections, we can make a difference in the lives of women,” said Watts. “Since 2007, we have supported this remarkable organization that helps women reach their full potentials and recognizes the important roles they play in the workplace, at home and in their communities.” QVC supports Dress for Success through a workplace-giving matching program, employee volunteerism, drives, grants and cause-marketing initiatives.