Susan Leibsohn, Event Chair

"I don’t know if I found Dress For Success or it found me."


When not organizing Shop for Success, I volunteer as a personal shopper--and whatever else needs to done--in order to help women prepare for their interview or employment. There is nothing better than to see a woman walk in uncertain of what to expect, and then leave utterly transformed—shoulders back, standing tall, and confident. "I have this nailed! I'm getting that job!" they say to me. I want to thank them because that smiling, glorious face makes more of a difference in my life than anything I could do for them. I'm grateful that I can connect with such strong and courageous women on a weekly basis.


My dream is that there will never be a reason for a woman to look around the room and get the sinking feeling before the interview even starts: "Oh, no. I'm not dressed right for the part." 


The funds we raise through Shop for Success ensure that education, counseling, resume-building, and employment suitings equip women with the knowledge that they own the job they're interviewing for. Dress for Success is a priceless resource and I am proud to be a part of its Shop for Success pop-up store event.


Susan Leibsohn is a graduate of FIT and has over 20 years of experience as a clothing designer. She has chaired Shop for Success pop-up shop since its inception in 2010. 

Pictured: Susan Leibsohn (Chair Extraordinaire) in fabulous silver pants w/ enthusiastic Pop-Up supporters and volunteers!

Committee Members/Volunteers

Interested in joining Shop for Success volunteer leadership team or becoming a sponsor? Contact areedy@dressforsuccess.org to learn more about our various opportunities.


Committee Lead

  • Rosetta Purcell - Silent Auction Manager 


Dress for Success Staff

  • Lesley Brillhart, Director (lead)

  • Audrey Reedy, Development Manager

  • Kari Weber, Branch Manager

  • Michelle Morgan, Program Coordinator


Advisory Council

  • CHAIR, Anna Tom – US Bank, Senior Vice President/Commercial Banking

  • Lisa Adams – LA Closet Design, Principal

  • Kimberly Bertz – Wells Fargo, Vice President, Corporate Properties Group

  • Laura Choolijan –  Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP

  • Tracy Brennan – CAA, Talent Agent

  • Cheryl Calhoun – CBIZ, Managing Director, Tax & Business Management

  • Dana Long –  Jafra

  • Carol D. Kuluva – Bragg & Kuluva, Chubb California House Counsel Managing Attorney

  • Debra Langford – The Langford Company, CEO

  • Diana Means – Alliance of Women Filmmakers, President  

  • Angela Haslip-Farris –  FedEx Ground, Field HR Specialist –   Talent Acquisition

  • Brianne Bear –  Los Angeles County of Museum of Art, Manager Corporate Partnerships

Pictured Above: Susan Leibsohn (Chair Extraordinaire), center, and her fabulous committee leads!