Raleigh, NC, January 09, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Dress for Success Triangle today announced the appointment of Beth Briggs as its Executive Director. The non-profit organization helps low-income women develop the skills to gain and sustain meaningful employment. She succeeds founder Pat Nathan, who has served in the leadership role, having created the Triangle chapter in 2008.
“We are very fortunate to have someone of Beth’s caliber to lead the workforce development efforts of this organization,” said Debbie Aiken, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Dress for Success Triangle. “In our first five years, we served more than 5,000 area women, and through them their nearly 10,000 children. We anticipate Beth’s leadership will expand our outreach and help grow our impact as we seek to move from women served, suited and hired to women sustainably employed and ultimately lifted out of poverty.”
“I welcome the opportunity to serve Dress for Success, and am honored to continue the legacy established by founder Pat Nathan to build the human and financial capacity of women from disadvantaged circumstances as they seek to become economically independent and self-sufficient,” Briggs said.
Briggs most recently served as president of Creative Philanthropy, which provides services and counsel to help corporations, foundations, nonprofits and individuals maximize the impact of their philanthropy. She also served as Executive Director of the N.C. Council for Women, where she managed both the Council for Women board and the Domestic Violence Commission.
About Dress for Success Triangle
Dress for Success Triangle helps low-income women gain and maintain meaningful employment. Since its founding in 2008, the organization has served more than 5,000 low-income women from locations in Durham and Raleigh. Dress for Success Triangle is an independent local affiliate of Dress for Success, an international nonprofit organization that provides professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Visit www.dressforsuccess.org/trianglenc to learn more.