Cushman & Wakefield recently partnered with Dress for Success, a global nonprofit organization that provides professional attire for low-income women, to help support their job-search and interview process. Worldwide, led by 12,000 volunteers, Dress for Success has touched the lives of more than 1 million women since the organization was established. Locally, led by 300 volunteers, Dress for Success San Francisco has served over 7,500 women in San Francisco since 2006.
Following weeks of fundraising and outreach, Cushman & Wakefield’s local Dress for Success effort in San Francisco, which has consisted of generous contributions from both clients and company members, has collected a total of well over $10,000 in clothing and monetary donations to date, and still counting. The firm’s local campaign was guided by Rhonda Diaz Caldewey, who serves as Chair for the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Cushman & Wakefield’s Women’s Integrated Network (“WIN”), and Margaret Duskin, a leading member of WIN as well as the firm’s Legal Sector Advisory Group (“LSAG”). Additionally, local WIN member, Austen Peterson, was also highly instrumental in helping spearhead the effort.
The Dress for Success community effort was orchestrated in conjunction with Cushman & Wakefield’s special Women in Law event held at the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco on June 10. Hosted by Cushman & Wakefield’s LSAG and WIN, the privately attended event was an opportunity to bring together a panel of highly successful law firm and in-house counsel leaders, both attorneys and executives, to share their life journeys, obstacles, and solutions that got them to where they are today.
For more information and or how to help support Dress for Success in San Francisco or a city near you, please visit https://dressforsuccess.org/
Cushman & Wakefield Women’s Integrated Network (WIN) was created to accelerate the advancement of women working at Cushman & Wakefield. By sharing information, best practices, education, and experience, members of this group help one another develop leadership skills and career advancing opportunities. The group’s mission is to develop and support the talents of our women team members, and have meaningful impact on the firm’s performance. For more information on this employee resource group dedicated to diversity and inclusion, please click here.
Cushman & Wakefield’s Legal Sector Advisory Group (LSAG) is composed of over 400 advisors from across the globe that specialize in creating and implementing real estate solutions that support law firms and related businesses. LSAG recently published its proprietary 2019 National Legal Sector Benchmark Survey – Bright Insight. To learn more or request a copy of the results, please click here.
Story by Joshua Deale, Communications Manager