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GSWNY Power List: Women Making HERstory – Michelle Baron

Interview with Michelle Barron, Executive Director of Dress for Success Buffalo

What is your passion? 

I am a woman passionate about helping and uplifting women to reach their fullest potential. I believe in making the impossible happen.

Why is it important for young girls to develop leadership skills?

Programs like Girl Scouts of Western New York are imperative when it comes to developing leadership skills in our girls at a young age. It is important to teach them the principles of leadership and sisterhood. Becoming an effective leader in all areas of their lives.

What 3 women do you admire most personally and professionally?   

  • My Mother 
  • My Inner Circle of Girlfriends
  • Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama 

Why do you believe this year’s Women’s History Month theme: “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is important?  

The economic impact of the COVID crisis is hitting women especially hard. Women make up the majority of frontline workers considered “essential” in the COVID crisis, including those in the healthcare profession as well as critical retail and service workers.   During this post-pandemic phase, as women, it is important that we continue to promote healing and hope and be on the frontline of the relief and recovery efforts.


Throughout March, GSWNY will be highlighting more local women making HERstory in the community. Celebrate Women’s History Month with us by sharing the stories of these incredible women who help make the world a better place!

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