LIVINGSTON, NJ Dress for Success Morris County, an organization focused on offering long-lasting solutions to enable disadvantaged women to break the cycle of poverty and to empower them to achieve economic independence has named Clint Wallace, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, North America at Sanofi as the Honoree of its 11th annual Transforming Lives Celebration, to take place on April 20 at Crystal Plaza.

Proceeds from the event will raise awareness and help to fund the organization’s mission by providing clients with necessary programs and resources such as career development tools, training and networking that will help them thrive in the workplace and in life, so both they and their families can live better and safer lives.

Wallace is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, North America at Sanofi.  In this role, he is responsible for facilitating global collaboration, providing strategic leadership to Sanofi’s North America HR organization and for leading his team in fostering a culture that promotes the growth of talent and the value of diversity and inclusion. 

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“I am delighted to be this year’s honoree and consider it a privilege to be associated with Dress for Success – an effective organization that lives the spirit of individual empowerment by giving back every day,” said Wallace. “Their work has real impact in important ways not only by making a difference in women’s lives and the lives of those around them, but also for our communities and for every sponsor.  As a sponsor, Sanofi US is proud to take part in something that changes lives.”  

As in previous years, the 11th annual Transforming Lives Celebration will be a special evening that brings together a diverse group of women and men of all ages, backgrounds, and occupations. This year’s event will feature a networking format, cocktail hour, dessert extravaganza and silent auction.

Dress for Success serves more than 1400 women in northern New Jersey (including Morris and the surrounding nine counties), and has set an ambitious goal of increasing the number of women served in 2017 to 1500.  More than 40 percent of women who were without jobs in New Jersey in 2016 were unemployed for more than 27 weeks, and comprise the majority of the state’s low-wage workers.  The longer a woman is out of work, the less likely she is to obtain full-time employment.

“Dress for Success Morris County is pleased to honor Clint as a champion of diversity, an inspiring mentor to women and an active supporter of the community,” said Mary Jean Barnes, Executive Director.  “Clint’s dedication to mentoring and diversity is representative of what we do at Dress for Success Morris County, as we help to transform the lives of women who need a leg up to succeed professionally and personally.”

For tickets and further information about the 2017 Transforming Lives Celebration, visit www.dfsmc2011.auction-bid.org or e-mail morriscounty@dressforsuccess.org.

For information about the organization and services, visit the website at https://morriscounty.dressforsuccess.org/ or call 973-822-3188. 

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