Sono Bello, an organization that cares deeply about women’s equality, equity and opportunity, and whose mission is to transform lives, is sponsoring Dress for Success’s Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day campaign to help women get the tools they need to re-enter the workforce. Our goal is to harness the power of Women Helping Women and help women who have lost jobs due to the effects of the global pandemic. Dress for Success’ annual Women's History Month and International Women's Day campaign, is inspired by the belief that when a woman has access to opportunities that can change her life for the better, she becomes powerful beyond measure.
Marian Wright Edelman’s words, “you cannot be what you cannot see,” has never been more true, as we face the first female recession or “shecession” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With COVID-19 impacting women around the world at disproportionate rates, we are proud to help Dress for Success inspire hope and resilience among women at a time when they need it most.
• Women Accounted for 100% of the 140,000 jobs shed by the US Economy in December 2020. Fortune
• 865,000 women left the workforce September, 2020, a number 4 times greater than men. CNBC
• Bill & Melinda Gates: Rebuilding after the pandemic starts by helping women. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation annual letter.
• Why Moms have it so much harder than dads during COVID. LA Times
This year, Dress for Success introducing “31 Days of Women in Power” as an extension of its campaign to inspire hope and resilience among women at a time when they need it most by honoring women in leadership positions across diverse industries. Sono Bello is excited to celebrate our women leaders on our social channels throughout the month of March as part of this partnership.