Women’s Leadership Council

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council’s (WLC) 11th Annual “Women’s Fall Suit Drive” on Friday, November 2 was a complete success with an incredible 10,128 items and 1,676 women’s professional outfits assembled at the NV Energy parking lot. Donations will benefit women who are participating in back to work programs and need professional clothing to wear to interviews and future job opportunities.

WLC collected new and gently-used, clean professional attire including suits, dresses, pants and tops on hangers and jewelry, shoes, belts, scarves and handbags to assist women in need. The drive helps women prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence to succeed during an interview and in the workplace.

Donations will benefit United Way partner agencies with back to work programs for women. The agencies include Dress for Success of Southern Nevada, Goodwill Career Connections, HopeLink of Southern Nevada, S.A.F.E. House, SafeNest, The Shade Tree, and Work Opportunities Readiness Center of HELP of Southern Nevada.

To view Women's Fall Suit Drive photos, click here. For more information about WLC and the suit drive, please visit uwsn.org/wlc or contact Lawrel K. Larsen at lawrell@uwsn.org or 702-892-2319.


United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is part of a national network of dedicated women philanthropists who have collectively raised over $1.7B in supporting United Way’s mission to improve lives and build stronger communities. In southern Nevada, the WLC has raised over $2.6M since inception, investing their dollars in crucial projects which are changing lives. From teaching children through innovative early learning techniques, improving math and reading scores for K-7th students, empowering at-risk students to graduate high school, providing scholarships for young women, helping families become financially self-sufficient and providing medical services for abused and homeless women and children, these dynamic and generous women are truly change agents for the community.