About The Power Walk for Dress for Success®
The Power Walk for Dress for Success® 2017, our annual international 5K walk event, serves as a “walking testament” to the need for success-driven women to become healthy in all aspects of their lives. The Power Walk for Dress for Success is dedicated to celebrating and empowering women on their quest towards leading an active and healthy lifestyle, in addition to achieving economic independence. Each mile on the 3.1 mile walk represents one of the three phases that our women experience as they journey along their path to personal and professional success—from being unemployed and searching, to recently employed and adjusting, to gainfully employed and succeeding. For the past 20 years, Dress for Success has been committed to women’s empowerment, and has helped over 1,000,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.
This year’s theme, Unleashing the Power Within, represents the power and inner strength every woman has within herself, and the ability to unleash that power to make positive, rewarding healthy changes in life. True change starts from within, and The Power Walk for Dress for Success encourages, supports and promotes the transformative journey that is catapulted once a woman chooses to unleash the power within.
"I am honored to be the Global Ambassador for The Power Walk for Dress For Success® and excited to help extend their mission to empower women to achieve economic independence. Raised in a single parent home with a working mother, it was organizations like Dress for Success that provided support as she returned to work after a heart breaking divorce. I want every woman to know that she is not alone and organizations like Dress for Success are here to help her succeed. Supporting women in prioritizing health and wellness, so they can thrive in work and in life, empowers the entire family.”
Global Ambassador, The Power Walk for Dress for Success
Jeanette Jenkins is one of Hollywood’s most sought after Health & Fitness Experts with over 25years experience, founder and President of The Hollywood Trainer LLC www.TheHollywoodTrainer.com, creator of www.TheHollywoodTrainerClub.com an online Healthy Living Club and author of The Hollywood Trainer Weight-Loss Plan. She is the creator of the internationally successful Hollywood Trainer DVD Collection with 18 DVD’s sold worldwide online and on her downloadable platform including Bikini Bootcamp and Sexy Abs with Multi-Grammy Award Singer Kelly Rowland.
She studied Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa and has earned over 18 international certifications covering nutrition and various methods of training. She is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition recognized by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Columbia University.
Her List of Celebrity clientele past and present is extensive and includes P!nk, Alicia Keys, Tina Lawson, Tia Mowry, Amber Rose, Tracee Ellis Ross, Debra Lee, Nia Long, Shonda Rhimes, Kelly Rowland, Serena Williams, Mara Akil, Simone Smith, Terrence Jenkins, NBA Champion Chris Bosh, NFL Champion Bryant Mckinnie, Jada Paul wife to NBA Player Chris Paul, Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Shawn Johnson, Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter Carmelita Jeter and many more.
Growing up in public housing in Canada, Jenkins was one of three children raised by a single mother and fitness is what kept her focused. A natural athlete, Jeanette found a safe haven in sports, one that taught her the value of discipline and team work, and most importantly instilled self-confidence and a “can do” attitude. Jeanette benefited from social and community services as a child and dedicates her time and support to several non-profit organizations including Dress for Success, The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, School on Wheels, The Samburu Project, Keep A Child Alive, Pretty Girls Sweat, Women’s Sports Foundation, UNICEF and many more.