Throughout the month of March, Alpha Sigma Tau is teaming up with Dress for Success, our National Service Partner, to celebrate women leaders and support Dress for Success’s annual Your Hour, Her Power campaign.
This initiative encourages donations equivalent to just one hour of your pay to provide women with the tools they need to gain financial independence. Your hour can be her power.
Alpha Sigma Tau’s vision is to empower women to excel in life, and we’re teaming up with Dress for Success for Your Hour, Her Power to do just that as the need for help is at an all-time high.
The economic fallout from the pandemic has impacted women disproportionately. So much so that some experts are calling this period of time more than a recession; it’s been a she-cession.
Women, especially women of color, lost more jobs than men as industries dominated by women were hit the hardest by unemployment. Not only did women lose 1 million more jobs than men, but also women continue to be hired back at a slower pace.
Due to the higher rate of job loss and women being nearly three times as likely as men to pause their careers to care for their children, the number of women in the workforce is at its lowest since 1988.
Because of these challenges, more women now face food and housing insecurity for themselves and their families. In fact, 75% of Dress for Success affiliates report that their clients face an uncertain and anxious financial future, and 59% report their clients face food insecurity due to job loss.
Dress for Success programs and resources provide women with the tools, skills, and resources they need to build a more financially stable life, like:
- network of support
- financial literacy education
- skills desired by employers
- interview attire and workwear
- confidence to grow in their career
In March, join us by donating just one hour of your pay to help a woman gain financial stability and upward mobility.
This year, Dress for Success is featuring “31 Days of Women in Power” as an extension of Your Hour, Her Power. Stay tuned on March 4 as Jamie Jones Miller, Alpha Sigma Tau National President, is featured by Dress for Success and O, The Oprah Magazine for her leadership and influence.
There hasn’t been a more critical time in recent history to help women gain—or regain—financial stability and independence.
Thank you for joining us in this effort!
Help us empower women
Create a fundraising team
Create a fundraising team to make it easier for your chapter, alumnae association, or network to raise money for Dress for Success
Make a donation
If your situation allows, donate the equivalent of one hour of your pay to Your Hour, Her Power.
Spread the word
- Follow along on social media and share posts from us and Dress for Success about Your Hour, Her Power.
- Download and use these assets to share on your own social media throughout March.