Glitz. Glamour. Style. Ottawa, this is the event you don’t want to miss.

Dress for Success Ottawa invites you to join us for our premier fundraiser, Stepping Out.


For its tenth and final year, Stepping Out 2021 is thrilled to present: the Step Gala (because a lady only has the chance to turn 10 twice).

You can expect A-list treatment from the moment you walk through the door, whether you’re having your photo taken by the paparazzi or enjoying a quick primp at the glam station. Take a stroll through our garment exhibit to admire locally-designed pieces, or enjoy free beer and wine all night long with a Gowling WLG VIP ticket. Best of all, know that you’re contributing to Dress for Success Ottawa, empowering women in your community to achieve economic independence and professional success. We’ll raise a glass to that.

What are you waiting for? Whether you’re channelling your inner Lady Gaga or Alexander Wang, put on your best suit or favourite dress and join us on the red carpet (and the dance floor) for a night you’ll never forget.




Stepping Out is a cocktail-style event with small plates that can easily be enjoyed while dancing the night away. Be treated to a drink from Girls Night Out and UNWined while getting up close and personal with artwork you’re allowed to touch!


For nine years, Dress for Success Ottawa has hosted Stepping Out, our premier fundraising event empowering women in our community to achieve economic independence and professional success. Since its inception, Stepping Out has had many exciting themes: we’ve invited guests to a carnival, introduced them to fashion throughout the decades, and encouraged them to take a trip with us around the world.

As our last year of the event, we’re going bigger and glitzier than ever. Whether you’ve been attending for the past decade or it will be your first time coming, we can’t wait for you to join us and help us end the Stepping Out legacy with a bang.