During their PrimeTime event in New Orleans in August, the Nationwide Marketing Group unfurled its inaugural WIN: Women in Nationwide event. According to the group, more than 200 attendees were present for the event, which showcased the strength and scope of female business leaders that make up the Nationwide membership, vendor community, and the buying group’s own staff.
Keeping with the core of Nationwide’s own commitment to service, WIN’s inaugural event was highlighted by donations made to a local Dress for Success organization in New Orleans. According to Nationwide, WIN contributed $5,000 to Dress for Success New Orleans, as well as gently used clothing and handbags that were donated by PrimeTime attendees.
Megan Kelly (NMG) and Brianna Reddeman (DFS New Orleans)
Dress for Success is an organization that provides women with professional attire and career development training in order to help them secure employment and achieve economic independence.
“The core mission of WIN is to support and encourage women to step into leadership roles within our industry, but we also want to support organizations in our communities that share our mission,” Jennifer Danko, vice president of technology at Site on Time, a Nationwide Marketing Group company, and a founding member of WIN, said in a statement. “Dress for Success does an amazing job of encouraging women in the workplace by providing clothing and development tools that can build confidence. I can’t think of a better organization to partner with and support as part of our inaugural event in New Orleans.”
Wells Fargo, a Nationwide vendor and main sponsor of the inaugural WIN event at PrimeTime, contributed to the monetary donation. They also presented Dress for Success New Orleans with leather portfolios and pens to help the organization’s clients be better prepped for interview opportunities.
“Female empowerment is imperative to Wells Fargo and we’re proud to work alongside WIN to support an organization like Dress For Success, which dedicates itself to that goal every day,” Chad Lyon, president of E&A Group, Wells Fargo CDF, said in the statement. “WIN was formed to advocate for women and, like Wells Fargo, recognizes that empowerment often starts with giving back.”
Moving forward, WIN plans to hold monthly webinars on top of the networking opportunities at future PrimeTime events.