Archive for Black Dress Biographies

Why the name “Black Dress Partners”?

Why the name “Black Dress Partners”?

A few months ago, I had the honor of being one of 130 women photographed in a little black dress for an exhibit coming to the Missouri History Museum. This honor had another layer of significance for me because of my company’s name: Black Dress…

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The Woman Behind Little Fishes Swim School: Black Dress Biographies October 2013

The Woman Behind Little Fishes Swim School: Black Dress Biographies October 2013

In 2001, Ruthie was on maternity leave from her position at Enron when the company imploded and she found myself a stay-at-home Mom. Never resembling a domestic goddess, she had always been more comfortable with spreadsheets than recipes. She spent a few years looking for…

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The Woman Behind Right at Home of St. Louis: Black Dress Biographies May 2013

The Woman Behind Right at Home of St. Louis: Black Dress Biographies May 2013

Barbara Madison founded Right at Home of St. Louis – a company now with over 500 employees – less than 10 years ago in 2004. A registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mizzou, Barb had worked as a long term care…

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COMING MARCH 5TH: The Woman Behind Dress for Success Worldwide

COMING MARCH 5TH: The Woman Behind Dress for Success Worldwide

Since taking the helm of Dress for Success in 2002, Joi has positioned her organization as a recognized leader in promoting the economic and social development of disadvantaged women, while also being devoted to the expansion of Dress for Success’92 reach so more and more…

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The Woman Behind Hollyberry Baking Company: Black Dress Biographies January 2012

The Woman Behind Hollyberry Baking Company: Black Dress Biographies January 2012

St. Louis native Holly Cunningham founded Hollyberry in 1998 to provide made-from scratch baked goods for corporate gifts, and just three years later launched a catering division for corporate clients. Under her leadership, Hollyberry has since grown to become one of the largest caterers in the metro area,…

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The amount of talent among women business owners in St. Louis continually blows me away. Everyone has a distinct story, their own particular triumph, even a transformational defeat—everyone has someTHING that someONE will identify with, take to heart, and use to change their life, business or outlook.
–Erin Joy