(Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - Ottawa) She has been featured on Oprah, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, People Magazine, The New York Times, and CNN. Nancy Lublin, founder of Dress for Success, will be the keynote speaker at a Jewish Federation of Ottawa Women's Campaign luncheon "Women Inspiring Women - Generation to Generation" on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Beth Shalom Synagogue,
151 Chapel Street starting at 11:30 a.m. Admission is $36.
After receiving a $5000 inheritance from her grandfather - a peddler who had come to America with nothing and worked hard to create a better life for himself, Nancy decided to use his hard earned money to honour his memory and help others with their "new beginnings". She opened Dress for Success to assist New York City's disadvantaged women in getting the proper attire needed for job interviews, and the workplace.
Her labour of love eventually expanded to include stores in more than 70 cities in four countries.
In 2003, Lublin took a position with Do Something Inc, a once great organization that was heavily in debt. Her belief in a company that inspired, supported and celebrated young people changing the world, helped her turn the company around. She moved the entire operation online and within six months it was back in the black. Lublin is a mother of two who is currently writing a book titled Stretch: How the Corporate World can Do More with Less.
Jewish agencies in Ottawa were asked to submit the names of women within their organization who inspire other women by the work they do. The luncheon on April 25th will honour 42 women of different ages, affiliations, and backgrounds; all of whom give generously of their time to an organization they hold close to their heart.
Campaign chair of the Women's Division of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa is Linda Kerzner. The event committee includes Sharon Appotive, Jodi Kathron, Melissa Shabinsky, Margo Silverman and Karen Zunder.
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Director of Communications & Community Relations
Jewish Federation of Ottawa
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