1. Everything (and we mean everything) we do supports Dress for Success (DFS) Columbus.
From the membership dues we charge, to the ticket costs to our events, to the fundraising dollars and in-kind donations we seek from our corporate sponsors — every dime we earn is donated back to DFS Columbus. YES! Columbus is fully owned by DFS Columbus operates under their 501c(3) title.
2. Our number one mission is to support other women.
#Womensupportingwomen is not just a hashtag we use on our Instagram, it’s what we do every day. Our mission is to empower women to succeed professionally and economically. The best part about being a member of the YES community is that you are not only investing in your own growth, your participation also supports the growth of other women in our city. It’s a win-win.
3. Everyone is welcome.
Although our content is geared more toward women (and even though the “Y” in YES stands for “Young”) our community is diverse and open to everyone regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or religious background. If you have a passion for seeing women succeed, you belong here.
4. All of our events, content and programming are the result of the hard work of our board members.
Our Board of Directors is what’s known as a “volunteer working board.” This means that every board member donates their time to YES in addition to holding a full-time job. Everything we do needs to run on as lean of a budget as possible, meaning that we consistently rely on the generous donations (both in-kind and monetary) of our board members, volunteers, and corporate partners. Interested in learning about the amazing women who make up the YES Board? Read our bios here.
5. We think everyone should know about YES
Each time a new community members find us, their first reaction is always, “I can’t believe I didn’t know YES existed before now!” We know, we can’t believe it either. The empowerment our members experience from being part of this community is unparalleled. That’s why we encourage our audience to tell their friends, family and co-workers about YES. Not only are we are stronger together, the larger our community is the more good we can do for the underprivileged women in our community.
Ready to increase your engagement with us? Read my post on ways to get involved with YES here!