Julie Petr serves as the Executive Director for Dress for Success Indianapolis, a nonprofit organization that provides local women with work attire, career and job placement services, and professional training to guide them towards employment and ultimately economic independence, a priceless gift! Dress for Success helps women who are transforming their lives and seeking self-sufficiency. Some have been unemployed, while others have been working but are still unable to fully provide for themselves and their families. They come to Dress for Success Indianapolis for the clothing and confidence to get a job, and the support and resources to keep the job and move ahead. As the Executive Director, Julie is responsible for campaign fundraising, volunteer management, event planning, financial oversight, and programing.
Previously, Julie was the Executive Director for the Pass The Torch For Women Foundation, another organization that embraces the vision of a world where women are more equitably represented. Prior to that, she served as the Corporate Director for the American Heart Association where for five years she led the Indianapolis Go Red For Women campaign. Go Red For Women is the branch of the AHA that focuses on women’s heart health and Indianapolis hosts one of the top five luncheons in the United States. During her tenure with the AHA, Julie received the Indiana Revenue Generation Award of Excellence and the Rookie of The Year Award.
Julie lives in Lawrence Township with her husband, Todd, of 33 years and their four children. She is a member for the Women of Skyline, on the membership committee for the Indianapolis Propylaeum, past president of her Homeowner’s Association and active with her book club and travel.