Dress for Success Triangle Executive to Serve as 2020 Commencement Speaker

Pat Nathan, founder of Dress for Success Triangle N.C. and retired Dell Corporation executive, will deliver the commencement address for Meredith College’s 2020 commencement. Nathan is a 1974 graduate of Meredith College.

Commencement exercises for the Class of 2020 will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 8 p.m. at Reynolds Coliseum.

Dress for Success is a nonprofit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help them thrive in work and life.

A North Carolina native, Nathan founded the local Dress for Success Triangle affiliate in 2008. She has received several awards for her leadership, including the Tar Heel of the Week, the Triangle Business Journal’s Women in Business award for leadership in the nonprofit sector, the Durham County Dr. Martin Luther King “Keeper of the Dream Award,” and the Leadership Triangle Goodmon award for exemplary regional leadership by an individual.

Nathan has been active in a variety of organizations addressing social and environmental equity. She founded the first European chapter of Women in Technology International (WITI) in England in 2001 and a second in Ireland in 2002.

With a successful leadership record of 24 years in the electronics industry, Nathan has expertise in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Quality and Customer Service, Procurement, Diversity, Supplier Management, Coaching, and Sustainability. A former Dell executive, she has also worked at Data General Inc. (EMC) and N.C. State University.

In addition to her undergraduate degree from Meredith College, Nathan attended N.C. State University’s master’s program in statistics.

Representatives from the undergraduate and graduate classes will also speak at Meredith’s commencement.

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