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Dress for Success ... Women helping women

Published:Monday | March 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM
From left: Yulit Gordon, Beverley Moses, Charmaine Dawkins, Cheryl Gray and Rosemary Henry. Missing from photo is Bobbie Lawrie. - Contributed

On March 27, Dress for Success Jamaica will host a suit drive to increase its offerings to less fortunate women. Under the theme, 'One Suit, One Woman, One Job', Dress for Success has been providing clothing, confidence and career boosts to more than 500,000 women in over 250 cities worldwide for the past 10 years.

Dress for Success Jamaica is a sister company to Dress for Success International, a non-profit organisation that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing them with professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to thrive in work and in life.

Dress for Success Jamaica has partnered with the HEART Trust/NTA, to serve those women who have successfully completed professional skills training and are now ready to be employed. Each of these women will be suited to attend her job interview. After she has successfully been awarded employment, she will return to Dress for Success Jamaica for additional pieces to help her build a professional wardrobe.

Becoming leaders

We are hopeful that more women in corporate Jamaica will have a desire to become a volunteer with Dress for Success to not only give a suit, but to give of their time and of their talents in mentoring and encouraging these women in their transition from dependency to building thriving careers and, ultimately, becoming leaders in their own fields and in their Communities.

The event will be held at Angela's, Merrick Avenue, in St Andrew, and Lascelles Wine and Spirits will be offering complimentary wines to all supporters of the cause. For more information on Dress for Success Jamaica, see its website at: www.dressforsuccess.org/jamaica or email us at Jamaica@dressforsuccess.org.