Dress for Success Dallas Hosts “Your Hour, Her Power” Luncheon

A celebration of 23 trailblazing women making an impact in the community.

Dress for Success Dallas, the leading global nonprofit employment resource for women, recently honored 23 women leaders who are making an impact in their industries and beyond during its signature, “Your Hour, Her Power” luncheon. The event took place on March 23, 2023 at the Hiton Anatole. Laura Harris, Emmy Award-winning anchor of NBC 5, served as the emcee for the afternoon and in a surprise announcement, was named as the 23rd honoree.

“The significance and meaning of 23 is change, progress and growth, “ said Karen “KJ” Johnson, executive director of Dress for Success Dallas. “The extraordinary women honored represent the change that we aspire to be, the progress of not allowing our pasts to define or stall us from moving forward and the pain we must endure to grow and reach our maximum potential.”

The 2023 “Your Hour, Her Power” Dallas luncheon honored the following 23 diverse and trailblazing female leaders:
Alexzandra Shade, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, CUNA Mutual Group
Aliah M. Henry, Chief Executive Officer, The Henry Group
Brandi Rand, VP, Group Account Director, Digitas North America
Cheryl Polote-Williamson, Chief Executive Officer, Williamson Media Group
DeAdrian Maddox, Chief Executive Officer, DMX Consulting, LLC
Demi Austin –Thomas, News Correspondent, NBC 5
Hedy Popson, Chief Executive Officer, Production Plus
Holly Caplan, Regional Sales Director, Merz Aesthetics
Karren Whitney Hodge, Marketing & Public Relations Strategist
Kembre Roberts, SVP, Employee Engagement, Lockton Dunning
Kimberly Pomeroy, Director of Business Expansion, Rebel Nell
Laura Harris, Emmy Award -winning Anchor & Reporter, NBC 5
Leslie Rouda Smith, President, National Association of Realtors
Linda Ngo, Chief Executive Officer, US Delegate
Marie Diaz, Chief Visionary Officer, CEO Clubs Worldwide
Michelle Sing, Head of Communications & Philanthropy, JC Penny’s
Patricia Wrenn, Senior Vice-President, Lockton Dunning Benefits
Shannon Howard, Chief Executive Officer, Clarity Empowers
Shannon Rice-Muruli, Chief Executive Officer, Courage in the City
Sharina Sallis, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, CUNA Mutual Group
Tara Campbell, EVP Director of Operations, Dallas Capital Bank
Tiffaney Dale Hunter, Global Communications and Community Engagement Leader
Tina O’Banion, Chief Executive Officer, TFO Solutions

The Dress for Success Dallas “Your Hour, Her Power” campaign and luncheon 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. An inspiring afternoon, the event featured powerful and motivating words of wisdom delivered by honorees Dr. Chery Polote-Williamson, Hedy Popson, and Coach Demi Austin-Thomas. Additionally, Derick “DJ Astronaut” Abram created a lively atmosphere that enhanced the excitement and energy of the afternoon.

“The ‘Your Hour, Her Power’ luncheon shines the light on women who are breaking barriers and generational curses, while inspiring our clients to reach their fullest potential,” said Johnson. “The luncheon raised over $50,000 that will support the programs provided by Dress for Success Dallas designed to assist our clients end the cycle of poverty.”

The luncheon was made possible thanks to the generous support from 2023 Dress for Success sponsors: Dallas Capital Bank, Kiewit, Merz Aesthetics, Productions Plus and Spark and Mrs. Goldie E. Hodge.

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