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.
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. While they’re most popular and commonly known for their suiting program, they also have employment retention programs that are absolutely amazing. Dress for Success is not only providing women with the professional attire they need for these interviews but they’re teaching them how to keep these positions and boosting their confidence in ways that some women only dream of. Dress for Success make those dreams a reality.
Dress for Success has career centers all over the country where they’re pairing clients with staff members to work together one-on-one prompting confidence and professionalism. That’s one of my favorite parts of this program, the confidence they’re providing women with. From a little note attached to the bra they’re receiving from the B1G1G1 events to a suit for the job interview they just landed, women are gaining the confidence they need. We listened to a Dress for Success client speak while in NYC and it really touched me to see how grateful she was for everything this program had done for her. When she was at her weakest, the Dress for Success program lifted her up. 70% of women that Dress for Success serves are mothers, raising between 2-3 children on average.
We all know that being independent is important, in all aspects of our life. Dress for Success goes beyond the suit and job with these women and they make the commitment to follow through until a woman is standing on her own two feet, ready to conquer the world. The woman we met in New York exuded confidence and you felt her thankfulness through her own tears. It was amazing to hear her explanation of the company. Dress for Success has served 850,00 women since it’s inception in 1997. Imagine bottling up the confidence of 850,000 women, we could truly rule the world.
In life, as women, I feel like confidence is something we need the most of. Especially when going down a new path, a job to me doesn’t have to be grueling, I want my job to mean something and be something that I am excited for everyday. I’m lucky to be able to call blogging my job and while at times it may bring me to tears because it’s 3AM and I have writers block it can also soar me to the tops of mountains with how fulfilling this career path is. I fully believe that confidence plays a huge part in that which is why Dress for Success holds such a dear spot in my heart for what they do to give all of these women the confidence they need to succeed. Let me know in the comments below what a job means to you!