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Dress for Success – Helping Women Succeed

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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Vanity Fair Lingerie. I received product samples to facilitate my review and compensation to thank me for my participation.

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I still remember buying my first suit while I was in law school. In order to interview for a legal job, I had to have the right clothes.  I was a little surprised at how expensive a new suit cost.  Not only did I need a suit, though, I also needed shoes and panty hose and all the other little necessities that make an outfit complete. Needless to say, the costs can add up quickly! Now days my idea of “work” is a little different. I work in jeans and a tee shirt at home! But I know if I ever went back in to the legal field, I’d be forking out a lot of money for new clothes.  So what do you do if you are struggling to make ends meet, but need a new suit for an interview?

Dress for Success

Last month I shared a little bit of information about Vanity Fair Lingerie’s connection with Dress for Success.  I mentioned a little bit about what Dress for Success® does, but wanted to share some more about this organization. Dress for Success is an international non-profit that helps women find economic independence through work by providing professional clothes as well as support and career development.  Yes, Dress for Success helps provide women with suits and clothing for a job interview but they also do much more. In fact, the cornerstone of the organization is their employment retention program.

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Dress for Success gives women the tools and skills they need to not only get back in to the workplace, but also to stay employed and continue to grow professionally in their careers. Dress for Success pairs women with a staff member who helps them reach their desired level of professionalism in their careers. Dress for Success helps women move in to self-sufficiency not only in their jobs but also in their personal lives with their families. In fact, over 70% of Dress for Success clients are mothers also raising children at home.    Dress for Success believes that “self-sufficiency” is more than just a suit or a job – it is an overall commitment to being independent in all aspects of life.

 

 

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