Dress for Success Miami to honor Senator Gwen Margolis

Top Quote Dress for Success Miami will kick off its yearlong celebration commemorating its 20th year with a dinner to honor Senator Gwen Margolis's 40 years in public service. End Quote
    QuoteIt is a privilege to celebrate an evening honoring Senator Gwen Margolis. She is truly an inspiration and someone who has motivated me personallyQuote
  • Miami, FL (1888PressRelease) January 14, 2014 - To kick off Dress for Success Miami's yearlong celebration, on Thursday, January 23, the organization will honor Senator Gwen Margolis for her 40 years in public service. The event will commence with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The celebration will be held at the Hilton Bentley Miami Beach, 101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

    "It is a privilege to celebrate an evening honoring Senator Gwen Margolis. She is truly an inspiration and someone who has motivated me personally throughout the 20 years of our history at Suited for Success. All women should have such a wonderful role model in their lives!," Sonia Jacobson, Founder and Executive Director of Dress for Success Miami.

    In conjunction with Dress for Success's 20th year Anniversary, Senator Gwen Margolis will also be celebrating 40 years in public service. She began her public service career in the Florida Legislature when elected to the House of Representatives in 1974 then re-elected for three additional terms. Her career in the Florida Senate began in 1980. There, she was appointed to chair the Finance, Tax and Claims Committee, and later the Appropriations Committee, where she helped lead the state out of budgetary crisis. On November 20, 1990, Senator Margolis became the first woman to serve as president of any Senate in the Unites States of America. Senator Margolis has received numerous awards for her leadership and dedication to the community. She has also received several statewide awards from the Florida Chamber of Commerce including the "Economic Development" award and the "Legislator of the Year" award. In addition, she has received the "Good Government" award from the Dade County League of Cities and the "Glass Ceiling" award from the Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women, and been honored by the Women's Hall of Fame.

    The evening will include red carpet entrances, silent auction, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, open bar, dinner, entertainment and much more. Thank you to the sponsors who are making this evening possible: Diageo Learning for Life, Pace Charging, Ken and Nikki Noya Fields, Baptist Health South Florida and Miami Jewish Health Systems.

    Dress for Success Miami promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Through its dedicated services and programs Dress for Success addresses every phase of a woman's career-from being unemployed and searching, to recently employed and adjusting, to gainfully employed and succeeding. Our programs transition women towards self-sufficiency by addressing their social and economic needs in relation to work, home and community. Each woman is a success story: she has gone from unemployment to economic independence. Since 1994, Dress for Success Miami has assisted over 30,000 reentering the workforce. For more information, visit

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