L'OCCITANE Donates $120,000 to Dress for Success to Empower Women in the Workforce
By Sarah Ford on January 12, 2016
Source: PR Newswire
NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural French beauty retailer L'OCCITANE has donated$120,000 to Dress for Success, a gift that will help up to 2,400 women begin their journey to achieving their professional goals in 2016. L'OCCITANE U.S. Managing Director Maddie Smith presented the check to Dress for Success Worldwide CEO Joi Gordon during a ceremony in New York City yesterday.
L'OCCITANE had pledged to donate $10 for every gift set purchased during the 2015 holiday season (up to$120,000) to Dress for Success to help prepare women for job interviews.
"Presenting our donation to Dress for Success was an extremely emotional and gratifying experience," said Smith. "Philanthropy is at the heart of everything L'OCCITANE stands for, and knowing our funds will make a difference in the lives of so many women is deeply meaningful and inspiring."
L'OCCITANE has been a long-time advocate for the economic independence of women supporting women's leadership programs in West Africa for over 20 years. In 2015, the brand's North American headquarters partnered with Dress for Success to empower women on a local level and deepen the brand's commitment to female empowerment on a global scale.
"We are grateful to L'OCCITANE for choosing to support our women and for also providing an easy, fun way for their customers to get involved this holiday season as well," said Gordon.