Our Success Ambassadors are women who sought out Dress for Success in a time of need. Through hard work and dedication, combined with support of Dress for Success programs, they transformed their lives and became leaders in the workforce as well as within their families and communities.
By sharing their stories, these women are helping to pave the way for others.
I was referred to Dress for Success and I didn’t want to go. I had already been humbled significantly by my life’s circumstances and I had no desire to walk into a place where I would have to accept another form of help. I’m the helper/fixer/mother in my world. But there I was… I needed the help and I couldn’t pretend anymore that I didn’t. I walked in feeling scared, humbled, ashamed, alone, and diminished by experience (but, determined to maintain my dignity, I faked as much poise as I could muster), and met Tracy in person She was fabulously kind. She introduced me to Jocelyn and we dove right in to my fitting.
I was surprised by how nice everything was – that the fitting was so lovingly executed. The entire experience was like receiving the warmest hug with a pat on the back and “Go get ’em! You’ve got this!”.
When the fitting was over, I wanted to stay and just work with these ladies. I really needed them. I left with the intention that I would make these women proud – I will be successful with this gift. I took that mindset and interviewed with two different companies and was told by each interviewer that I was the best interview they have ever had. I now have a job and am the top candidate (out of 34 qualified applicants) for another position.
I have never felt so confident and I thank Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas for helping me to get started again.
I am originally from Romania and I am the single parent of a beautiful 7 years old daughter. I moved to USA in 2008, with the opportunity to finish a BA and a MA in Spanish, after a previous degree in my home country. While trying to get established in my career, at a time and place where I did not have many connections and I was far away from my family, I came across this great organization-Dress for Success- who was there for me when needed, encouraged and supported me through suit fitting, resume reviews, mocking job interviews, amazing workshops and networking events. With their help I was able to secure a job as a HR Senior Recruiting Coordinator at Walmart and to achieve my economic independence. I feel blessed and grateful for all the support I’ve received.