Elizabeth Hart is passionate about empowering women and girls on a local, national and international level. Since 2000, Elizabeth “Liz” has been the driving force behind Tailored For Success, Inc. (TFS), a SOWMBA certified women owned not-for-profit organization serving 14 communities in the Greater Boston area. Liz proudly serves in the dual role as Founder and Executive Director of Tailored for Success whose mission is “to assist economically disadvantaged women who are attempting to enter or reenter the workforce”. This mission is achieved by working with corporate and nonprofit partners to provide women (as well as men and at risk teens) with free high quality professional attire, career advice and the opportunity to participate in career development workshops.
Liz strongly believes in making a difference in her community, not only in her work, but by volunteering for numerous civic, charitable and business organizations in leadership positions. Liz currently serves as Chief Volunteer Officer (board chair) for the Malden YMCA (the first woman in the organization’s history) and is the District 1 Service and Nominating Committee Chair for Zonta International, a service and advocacy organization that works to advance the status of women worldwide and is Chair of the Advisory Board for Mystic Valley Elder Services.
In recognition of her many contributions to the Malden community, Liz has earned distinctions such as the 2002 Malden YWCA Tribute to Women Award, the 2007 Malden Chamber of Commerce “Community Program of the Year” Award and was honored to be presented with the 2010 Women Making a Difference Award from the Zonta Club of Malden. Described as the “highlight” of her career, in 2007, Liz was appointed to serve as a Commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women where she currently serves as Vice Chair as well as Legislative & Public Policy Co-Chair. Liz was appointed to the Mass. Commission, by Senate President Therese Murray who is the first woman to serve in this role in Massachusetts. Recently, Liz was recognized for her service to the community by being an honoree at the North Shore Black Women’s Association 2014 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon.
It is through her work with Tailored for Success, her volunteer obligations and work on behalf of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women that Liz strives to live up to her values of hard work, dedication and commitment.