Women In Leadership Awards | Wednesday, September 16
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Chairs | Kae Jonsons and Trudy Crowetz
Honorary Chair | Terry Gearing
WILA 2020 Keynote Speaker: Joi Gordon
Joi Gordon joined Dress for Success® in 1999 and took over leadership of Dress for Success Worldwide in 2002. Her primary goals are to ensure that Dress for Success becomes recognized as a global leader in empowering women in their economic and social development and to expand the organization’s reach—so that more and more women across the globe will have access to the resources and tools they need to succeed in the workplace. Under Joi’s leadership, Dress for Success Worldwide has expanded from a singular brick and mortar location in Manhattan to a global entity, spanning across 160 cities in 30 countries and serving over one million women by giving them the tools they need to achieve lifelong economic independence.
Most recently, Joi has received recognition from the University of Oklahoma, which presented her with its 2nd highest honor, the Regents’ Alumni Award; Over the span of 20 years, she has been honored with numerous civic and community service awards. Joi has been profiled in Crain’s New York Business, Financial Times, Epoch Times, Black Enterprise, Working Mother Magazine and Network Journal Magazine.
Joi received her B.A. in radio/television broadcasting from the University of Oklahoma and her juris doctorate from its College of Law. She lives with her husband Errol in Queens. Her greatest joys are her daughter and son, Sydney and Nicholas.