October 29, 2012
Dress for Success is an incredible organization that helps women from all walks of life who need suiting for a job interview. As a volunteer image consultant, I have the privlege of working with women from all different backgrounds, but whose need is the same: A suit for an interview. I have worked with college graduates who have the skills, education and resume to get the job, but just needed a suit for the interview. I have worked with women who have been abused, women who are down on their luck, single moms, and women who have just needed the empowerment of owning the clothing that would take them forward in their journey to secure a job and better their future. I have learned so much from these women, and look forward to working with new clients to see the light in their eyes when they feel confident in how they look. It is not just about the clothes, it is about each and every woman that walks through the door, and how we can empower them by helping them to feel confident and ready for that interview. From providing a nice suit, accessories, shoes and handbag, to talking with them and giving them interview tips. The smallest thing can mean the most to them, we have a magnet where we write three empowering words from a short form that the ladies fill out, and we reinforce those three positive words with them, and the smiles on their faces just light up the whole room. Dress for Success has been by far the best non profit that I have volunteered my time to, and I plan to continue for a very long time.
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