Thursday, September 22

Stepping Out in Style 2011

Dress for Success Indianapolis Announces Models for Stepping Out in Style 2011

Patricia Miller (L) and Charlotte Lucas (R) escorted by IFD at 2010 event

Modeling the latest fashions, having fun and giving back to the community will be rolled into one event when Dress for Success Indianapolis, in conjunction with title sponsor PNC Bank, presents Stepping Out in Style 2011, Thursday, September 22, at the JWMarriott.

Guest models for the 2011 event are:
Tamika Catchings, President, Catch the Stars Foundation
Sonia Chen, Counsel-Therapeutic Areas, Eli Lilly and Company
Jody DeFord, Corporate Counsel, Vertellus Specialties Inc.
Anita DuBois, Global Medical Communications Director, Eli Lilly and Company
Jennifer Browning Holmes, Founder & President, Integrating Woman Leaders, Inc.
Anna Kimble-Roberson, ACCEL Retail Development Program Associate, PNC Bank
Melina Kennedy, Former Deputy Mayor & Co-owner, BlueMile
Mary Leffler, Division Director of Community Engagement, Volunteers of America Indiana, Inc.
Janie Maurer, Community Volunteer
Bev Miller, President, A Sign By Design
Jennifer Satterfield Siegel, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Special Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
Sara Snow, TV Host & Author
B. Kaye Walter, Ph.D., Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College – Central Indiana Region

Now in its ninth year, this signature event includes a reception, dinner, and the much-anticipated fashion show. Aronstam FineJewelers will again host the Diamond Dig and the grand prize for the Prize Purse Raffle. Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc. returns as Reception Sponsor and, for the fourth year, RJE Business Interiors will provide the matching donation for the evening. The Indianapolis Fire Department will bring added excitement by providing fashion show escorts.

“I am truly looking forward to this year’s event in one of Indianapolis’ newest venues,” said Barbara Ellsworth, Executive Director of Dress for Success Indianapolis. “Our programs benefit so many women in the community, and help them remain motivated and energized about returning to the workforce. Stepping Out in Style is a wonderful, fun event that supports a great cause.”

“Stepping Out in Style is a premier event in Indianapolis that provides fun, networking development, and the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way,” said Billie Dragoo, Honorary Chair of Stepping Out in Style 2011.

Individual tickets for Stepping Out in Style will go on sale in August. A limited number of corporate sponsorships are still available. For information, call Dress for Success Indianapolis at 317/940-3737.

About Dress for Success Indianapolis
Dress for Success Indianapolis is an affiliate of Dress for Success Worldwide, a non-profit organization that provides interview suits and career development services to low-income women. Since its launch in Indianapolis in 1999, over 7,000 women have been served. The organization also promotes economic independence through its programs to connect women with professional resources, and assists in establishing a network of support to help women thrive in work and in life. For more information on Dress for Success Indianapolis or Stepping Out in Style, please visit,, or contact Dress for Success at 317/940-3737.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, and follow her on Twitter @GottaGo and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

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