Helping Disadvantaged Women Dress for Success

We all know that for those looking for work, job interviews is the make or break point. Every day, countless women who are willing and able to work find themselves at a disadvantage – because they lack the confidence and even the professional attire to put their best foot forward. Dress for Success (DFS) is a non-profit organization founded to address this all-too-common challenge.

AppleOne recently partnered with DFS to support their goal: to promote 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. The AppleOne Performance Team (APT) spearheaded an internal ACT-1/AppleOne clothing drive in the Las Vegas market. Thanks to the generous support of many of ACT-1/AppleOne Las Vegas Corporate and Branch employees, hundreds of gently used clothing items and work-appropriate accessories were collected and on their way to women who will hopefully soon be working towards financial independence.

 

 Posing proudly with their bounty of donated clothing prior to delivery to the Dress for Success organization are AppleOne Performance Team members Shari Pratt, April Ballard and Evelyn Farias.

 

 

Photographed at the Dress for Success boutique are (L-R) DFS Southern Nevada Executive Director Paula Lawrence, DFS Mentoring Program Coordinator Eileen Jones, former Dress for Success client/current Image Consultant Volunteer and AppleOne Temporary employee Sherylina Armstrong, AppleOne Las Vegas Southwest office’s Judy Garb and Tarmara Woodard, and APT Director Yvette DeZalia.

More about Dress for Success: DFS helps transition women toward self-sufficiency by mentoring and preparing them so they are confident and at their best during job interviews, and also provides each woman with one suit to wear to the interview. Women who successfully land a job are then given a second suit and up to a week’s worth of business-appropriate attire. For more information or to find a Dress for Success Chapter in your market, visit http://www.dressforsuccess.org.

 

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