DAWN Works to Empower Women

By: NIPSCO Last Updated: November 19, 2012

NIPSCO-DAWN-Clothing-Drive-1Earlier this month, DAWN partnered with Dress for Success Columbus to facilitate collecting clothing donations to provide financially disadvantaged women who are re-entering the workforce with professional attire. The donations help these women be more confident and empowered, better enabling them to find jobs and succeed in the workplace.

Attire collected included new or nearly new and cleaned fall and winter items, such as blazers, jackets, dresses, blouses, and coats.

The mission of DAWN (Developing and Advancing Women at NiSource/NIPSCO) is to live the values of inclusion and diversity by communicating and exchanging information that enlightens and empowers women both professionally and personally. The goals of DAWN are to recruit, retain and accelerate the development of women at NiSource and NIPSCO, through networking, community service, leadership training and mentoring.

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At NIPSCO and NiSource, we are constantly focused on creating an inclusive workplace and enhancing employee development as a whole. Women, in particular, have many unique needs, for example, finding a work/life balance, so it’s important that we all learn to work together to help each other reach our goals.