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Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

Skinnygirl Cocktails Donates $100,000 To Dress For Success

On September 12, Skinnygirl® Cocktails and Bethenny Frankel, the original Skinnygirl, donated $100,000 to Dress for Success during her new daytime talk show “bethenny.” As a thriving female entrepreneur, Bethenny serves as an inspiration for women and hopes the donation will empower viewers and fans nationwide to support other women.

Photo credit: Skinnygirl

(Photo Credit: Skinnygirl)

“Dress for Success is a charity that’s near and dear to me. I’m so very thankful for the amazing opportunity to raise awareness for this great cause and encourage women to help one another to achieve financial independence and have a rewarding career,” said Bethenny.

Since 2012, Skinnygirl Cocktails has been a proud supporter of Dress for Success, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Skinnygirl Cocktails launched their partnership with the organization during last year’s Inspire like a Lady program, making a donation for every inspirational story shared by fans. Additional support included the Ladies in Red program during the 2013 awards season, in which Skinnygirl Cocktails gave back in style and made a donation to Dress for Success for every red dress worn on the Oscars red carpet. Most recently, Skinnygirl Cocktails supported Dress for Success during “Meet the New Girls,” where Skinnygirl Cocktails debuted four new products — Skinnygirl Mojito, Skinnygirl Sweet ‘n Tart Grapefruit Margarita, Skinnygirl White Cherry Vodka and Skinnygirl Moscato — with the help of Bethenny and some celebrity friends who tended bar with all tips benefiting Dress for Success. Additionally, “bethenny” is the exclusive daytime talk show partner for Dress for Success.

“Skinnygirl Cocktails is committed to helping women succeed, which is why we chose to make our donation during Bethenny’s new talk show, celebrating the inspiration that Bethenny provides for women everywhere,” said Megan Frank, director of Skinnygirl Cocktails. “We hope that our donation will encourage women to help each other make positive changes in their lives.”

Skinnygirl Cocktails offers a full portfolio of low-calorie cocktails and lets women know that they can have it all, including guilt-free, great-tasting cocktails. And just like Skinnygirl Cocktails, Dress for Success does it all – the organization addresses every phase of a woman’s career, from being unemployed and searching, to recently employed and adjusting, to gainfully employed and succeeding.

“Our partnership with SkinnygirlCocktails and “bethenny” has helped us reach a broader audience of women and further our message,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide. “Today’s generous donation will help disadvantaged women work toward self-sufficiency and have the opportunity to build thriving careers.”

 ABOUT SKINNYGIRL® COCKTAILS

Skinnygirl® Cocktails is the groundbreaking, low-calorie cocktail line that has redefined the way women cocktail. What started with the Skinnygirl® Margarita from the mind of “bethenny” talk show host, New York Times Bestselling Author, entrepreneur and cocktail “fixologist” Bethenny Frankel has turned into a cocktail phenomenon, offering innovative, low-calorie options for women who want it all. Frankel’s inspired concept did not go unnoticed and in March 2011, the brand was acquired by premium spirits powerhouse Beam Inc. Beam has rapidly developed the brand into one of the fastest growing spirits brands in the market today. Skinnygirl® Cocktails has created a new set of rules for the spirits industry as it flawlessly offers the options women need, without all the calories they don’t. For more information on the new way to cocktail, please visit skinnygirlcocktails.com.

ABOUT DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 125 cities in 15 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 700,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit dressforsuccess.org to learn more.

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