Dress for Success SF Hosts 10 Year Anniversary Gala June 18

We are delighted to be working with Dress for Success San Francisco (DFS SF) for the second consecutive year in a row. We are particularly excited to announce this year as marking a major milestone as Dress for Success SF celebrates 10 years of advancing Bay Area women in the workforce. Join us in celebration at Dress for Success SF’s 10-Year Anniversary Gala at the Julia Morgan Ballroom on Thursday, June 18. We will be joined by CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, Joi Gordon, and other special guests including KRON-4’s Vicki Liviakis, who will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. Event highlights include fine wine and delicious cuisine by top local chefs, a fashion show featuring the latest attire from Talbots, and a silent and live auction offering an exquisite array of donations and fashion items by local luminaries, such as Jennifer Siebel Newsom. #DFSSF10

Photo courtesy of abcnews.go.com. Joi Gordon, CEO of DFS Worldwide, with member of DFS

Photo courtesy of abcnews.go.com.
Joi Gordon, CEO of DFS Worldwide, with member of DFS

Some of the organizations accomplishments over the past 10 years include being on track to serve 10,000 women by December, 2015 by helping them with job placement and training, creating a boutique experience for women to build self-esteem and confidence as they select from numerous professional outfits and seek advice from DFS staff, launching a Professional Women’s Group, helping more than 1,000 women network and advance their careers, creating a network of more than 700 volunteers, and more.

Photo credit: Dress for Success SF

Photo courtesy of Dress for Success SF

Funds raised from the event will directly support Dress for Success San Francisco’s career programs including Suiting Program, Job Search Program, Professional Women’s Group and Career Center.

Sponsorship tables and tickets may be purchased at www.sanfrancisco.dressforsuccess.org or by calling (415) 362-0034. We hope to see you there!

Pro Media Joins Youth Business of America

About a month ago, Pro Media was introduced to a contact at Youth Business America (YBA,) a charity under the parent company Youth Business International (YBI). YBi is an international charity that was founded by Prince Charles 30 years ago and whose focus is to help mentor and fund young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-35 years old. Since Rena Ramirez, founder of Pro Media falls in this age group, we at Pro Media have been asked to serve on the Youth Business Advisory Council and we feel honored.

We are very excited to serve on the YBA Advisory Board, but we were even more excited (and honestly, quite flattered!) when we were asked to be the opening speaker at the YBA launch event On Tuesday, May 17th. This was an event that marked the beginning for the YBA home in San Francisco as the newest location and home base for aspiring entrepreneurs. YBA board members, donors, patrons and young entrepreneurs alike gathered to celebrate this special occasion last week, and although we initially had a few butterflies in our stomach, the event was a success! We are looking forward to a fruitful partnership with YBA.

Event photo courtesy A.K. Sandhu of www.aksandhu.com