April 17, 2017

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TSYS Team Members Support Little Black Dress Initiative

Participants wore a black dress (or outfit) for five consecutive days to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a woman's access to resources, her confidence and professional opportunities.

TSYS Team Members Support Little Black Dress Initiative
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Members of the TSYS Women's Network led TSYS participation in the Little Black Dress Initiative, which raises awareness of generational poverty.

TSYS Team Members Support Little Black Dress Initiative

For a week in March 2017, the TSYS Women’s Network and other team members supported the global Little Black Dress Initiative, which raises awareness of generational poverty.

Participants wore a black dress (or outfit) for five consecutive days to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a woman’s access to resources, her confidence and professional opportunities. Outfits were accessorized with a pin that read: “Ask Me About My Dress.”

TSYS team members in Columbus, Ga. participated in the global Little Black Dress Initiative and collected needed supplies for local charitable organizations.

TSYS team members in Columbus, Ga. participated in the global Little Black Dress Initiative and collected needed supplies for local charitable organizations.

The United Way provided statistics about poverty and when asked about their buttons, participants shared this information and encouraged those asking to donate supplies or money to local charitable partners. Donations were collected at various TSYS locations.

Generational poverty occurs in families where at least two generations are born into poverty. Research indicates families need an income of twice the federal poverty threshold to meet basic needs ($47,428 for a family of four).

Congratulations TSYS!