I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Vanity Fair Lingerie.
During my visit to New York City this past summer with my partnership with Vanity Fair, I was introduced to a tremendous organization that supports women and I think you need to know about it.
Getting a job and keeping a job isn’t always easy for everyone and Dress for Success® has made it their mission to help women across the world to achieve economic independence through support and tools to help lift them up and give them the confidence to succeed in life. They help women who are desperately searching for jobs get the professional clothes and support they need to land one — and keep it.
During my NYC visit, I had the privilege to hear a few stories from amazing women who have been helped by the organization. These inspiring stories made me want to tell everyone about Dress for Success because while the media is full of crazy, sensationalized news stories, I thought it was about time to hear about those helping others.
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that was started in New York City in 1997 dedicated to the promotion of economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. They aim for each woman to attain self-sufficiency, so that she may establish a financial foundation on which to build a more secure life, a more stable family and stronger ties to her community.
While Dress for Success is popularly known for its suiting program, providing professional attire to women in need for job interviews to help them put their best foot forward, the employment retention programs are the cornerstone of the organization.
They just don’t give the women a suit and send her on her way. 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. Their career centers promote confidence and professionalism by pairing women with staff members who work one-on-one with them.
They help women achieve self-sufficiency through their:
- Suiting Program
- Career Centers
- Going Places Network by Walmart
- Professional Women’s Group
- Associate Professional Women’s Group
- Financial Literacy
- My Financial Success
- Community Action Projects
- Project Management Training
- Ambassador and Peer Mentorship
They teach women the tools to help them get back to work and assist them in remaining employed, as well as progressing in their positions until they have reached their desired level of professional achievement and personal fulfillment. They aim to help each woman attain self-sufficiency, so that she may establish a financial foundation on which to build a more secure life, a more stable family and stronger ties to her community.
Since 1997, Dress for Success has grown into an organization that can be found in 140 cities throughout 20 countries. Through their expansive reach, they are proud to have served more than 850,000 women.
You can find out more information on Dress for Success and their partnership with Vanity Fair at the Dress for Success Vanity Fair Website. Plus, you can keep up to date on inspiring stories and other information on the Dress for Success Facebook Page.
Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Vanity Fair Lingerie. I received product samples and compensation to thank me for my participation.