Chief Executive Officer, Co- Founder
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Kathy Lambert, Connections to Success Co-Founder & CEO, is a seasoned social entrepreneur, speaker and a thought leader in breaking the generational cycle of poverty.
For the past 18 years, Kathy’s life work and passion have been devoted to ending the “cycle of poverty” by co-founding, with her husband Brad, Connections to Success. What began as Dress for Success Midwest, providing interviewing clothing to women re-entering the workforce, has grown to a holistic program providing hope, resources and a plan in making an impact for the next generation.
Connections to Success is nationally recognized as an evidence-based model for improving children’s futures by first empowering parents to become economically independent through its innovative employment training and retention program and by addressing their social and economic needs in relation to work, home and community.
Over the years Kathy has been blessed to receive several awards from the State of Missouri and the U.S. Department of Labor. Kathy received the 2013 Volunteer Service Award from the President of The United States. In June of 2014, Kathy was invited to participate in an invitation-only White House Summit for Working Families. She is a graduate of Focus St. Louis Leadership and of the 2013 National Practitioners Leadership Institute where she now serves as a faculty member. She served as the first Board President for Dress for Success Worldwide.
Kathy lives her life by these quotes, “Make Your Dreams Big Enough for God to fit In”, “All Things Are Possible” and “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”- Margaret Mead