Dress for Success Columbus empowers women to regain their dignity, realize their potential, and achieve + retain economic self-sufficiency through innovative and engaging programs. Vicki Bowen Hewes is the CEO of the Columbus branch, and in this episode she takes up through her path to where she is today, how she founded Dress for Success Columbus, what the organization stands for, and what the future goals are for her and her team!
(00:00:00) Vicki Bowen Hewes
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(00:01:12) The SunDown Group
(00:01:33) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:02:10) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:08) Intro to Vicki Bowen Hewes
(00:03:45) A typical day in the life
(00:06:20) Background and childhood of Vicki
(00:09:30) College and Vicki’s first job
(00:10:30) Spending time in the middle east and being a part of a company that’s going public
(00:12:00) Working in a male dominated industry and excelling
(00:14:00) Time in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt
(00:16:30) Starting Dress for Success Columbus
(00:21:30) Dress for Success Columbus’ mission & current challenges
(00:24:20) The early days of Dress for Success Columbus and growing the organization
(00:28:30) You can develop to what you want to be in the community with Dress for Success
(00:29:30) From $150k to a $1.6M budget
(00:30:30) Engaging people in a way that they feel passionate about what you’re doing
(00:31:30) Scaling to meet demand
(00:34:00) Instilling confidence in the people that we serve and the “7-11 rule”
(00:38:30) Goals for the organization over the next 5-10 years
(00:41:20) The Board of Directors & Express
(00:46:15) Live Uncomfortably
(00:49:00) How can you help Dress for Success Columbus?
(00:50:00) Closing Remarks
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(00:51:30) The SunDown Group
(00:51:51) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:52:23) Conquering Columbus Outro