SIA WISF “Essentials 4 Job Security” Giveback

Join the Women in Security Forum in Supporting Dress for Success Southern Nevada (DFSSN) at ISC West

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Thanks to All Who Participated in 2024!

The 2024 Essentials Job Security Giveback was a huge success! Check out WISF's highlights and photos from this year's initiative at ISC West.

About the Essentials 4 Job Security Giveback

The SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) is calling upon our friends throughout the Security Industry and beyond to help women achieve financial independence. By supporting Essentials 4 Job Security Giveback, you can personally make a difference in helping the women of southern Nevada build careers and become self-sufficient.

The Situation

Nevada’s female labor force was hit hard by the pandemic, especially women without a high school diploma. Gradual improvements are being made, yet women in Nevada’s service-centric, entertainment sector are still reeling from pandemic-related woes and are most at risk for heightened income loss and even poverty.

How We Can Help

Our partnership with Dress for Success Southern Nevada (DFSSNV) will help women who are trying to get back into the workforce. Through acts of kindness and donations, WISF can help women feel more confident and self-assured as they take steps to improve their lives.

  • 100% of the women DFSSNV serves are low-moderate income with over 50% living below the poverty line
  • Nevada currently has the highest rate of female unemployment of all 50 states
  • Only 1.6% of all charitable giving goes to women and girl causes. Out of that, only 0.03 goes toward gender equality and employment
  • With a loss of $800 billion in global revenue from women leaving the workforce as a result of the pandemic, it’s a critical time to support women and help usher in socioeconomic change

Items Needed:

  • New or gently used basic black work attire
  • New or gently used handbags
  • New or gently black flats, loafers or ballet shoes – especially sizes 9 and larger (no open toes)
  • Hygiene Kits: Sealed/New travel size toiletries, liquid shampoo, conditioner or moisturizer (they can bring down from hotel room, no bars of soap)
  • Blank thank you cards with envelope and postage, that our clients can use to mail out to prospective employers after the interview
  • Planners

Where to Drop Off Donations at ISC West

  • SIA booth #8089
  • ISC West Day 3 Keynote presented by the WISF at the Main Stage (located in the Venetian Ballroom)
  • SIA Workforce Development/Career Zone

Shopping Suggestions Along the Strip

  • Walgreens
    3339 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
    At the entrance to the Venetian
  • Walgreens
    3397 Las Vegas Blvd S.
    Directly across from The Volcano at the Mirage
  • Target
    3767 Las Vegas Blvd S.
    Across from New York New York in the Showcase Mall
    1.8 miles south of The Palazzo and Treasure Island
  • Burlington
    3767 Las Vegas Blvd S.
    Across from New York New York in the Showcase Mall
    1.8 miles south of The Palazzo and Treasure Island
  • ROSS Dress for Less
    3767 Las Vegas Blvd S.
    Across from New York New York in the Showcase Mall
    1.8 miles south of The Palazzo and Treasure Island
  • Everything’s $10 Boutique
    3900 Las Vegas Blvd S
    In the MGM Grand – a short walk from the MGM monorail stop
  • ROSS Dress for Less
    3001 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Just under 1 mile north of The Palazzo and Treasure Island

Not attending ISC West?

If you’re not attending, consider donating directly to Dress for Success Southern Nevada.

Inspire Others to Make a Difference!

We hope that by sharing acts of giving via social media and tagging our messages as part of the Essentials 4 Job Security drive, we can inspire others to do the same. Our goal is to mobilize the strength of the companies where we work, along with the greater security industry as a whole, to make a meaningful difference in all 50 states.

Get the Word Out!

Use videos and images to challenge others. Here are some resources to make it easy:

  • Social media tips and tricks
  • Email templates
  • Images to inspire others to join the Giveback effort
  • LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – let's spread the word.

Be sure to tag the SIA Women in Security Forum LinkedIn page and start following WISF.

WISF's Charitable Giving Mission

We are striving to do “Good Works” through demonstrative service of deeds and in-kind donations (2x/year). Seek NOT to fundraise or secure sponsorship AND support the heart of SIA’s WISF, a community for both women and men that offers programs, professional development opportunities and networking events with the goal of supporting the involvement of women in the security industry.

About Dress for Success Southern Nevada

Dress for Success Southern Nevada (DFSSNV) is the affiliate of the leading global organization Dress for Success. Since 2009, DFSSNV has assisted over 7,000 women in the Las Vegas valley in their journey to self-sufficiency. Its mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

For more information, contact Margie Gurwin or Katie Krug.