Regina Haddock is the Executive Director of Dress for Success Quad Cities.  Join us on Monday to hear more about Dress for Success and their mission to promote 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.

Regina is a social entrepreneur and longtime community advocate interested in creating social capital and improving civic engagement. She has extensive experience in Education, Health & Human Services, PR/Marketing, and Program Development. She holds a master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on educating in a culturally diverse and pluralistic society. During the 20+ years Regina had school-age children, she served in a variety of volunteer roles related to school improvement and parental involvement, including PTA, the Local School Improvement Advisory Committee and the Davenport Schools Foundation.




Regina founded Dress for Success Quad Cities, along with a team of professional women, in March 2011. Regina came out of a disadvantaged home and challenging young adulthood such as physical and emotional abuse, domestic violence, alcohol & drug addiction, and mental illness. She does not feel like a victim but recognizes that without access to resources and a network of support, these barriers tend to more negatively impact low-income families and leave them feeling hopeless to change their lives. She brings empathy, understanding, and rational-emotive methods of self-awareness and empowerment when addressing barriers to women’s success and self-sufficiency.

Following the presentation, Rotarian Patt Englander will introduce a project that the Community Services Committee is supporting to help Dress for Success Quad Cities.  In support of the organization, we will be doing a shoe and purse drive to collect gently used shoes and purses.  Men, we have a way for you to participate as well.  More information on the project and how to participate will be discussed Monday.