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Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in In The News, News | 0 comments

Dress for Success SW Florida Launches Program to Partner with Legal Community To Assist Unemployed Women Seeking Jobs

Dress for Success SW Florida Launches Program to Partner with Legal Community To Assist Unemployed Women Seeking Jobs

Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, is proud to announce “Law Suits” a sponsorship program that provides the legal community with an opportunity to transform disadvantage women to empowered professionals, excelling in both their careers and personal lives.Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida

Dress for Success solves the catch-22 that confronts disadvantage women trying to enter the workforce: without a job how can you afford a suit?  Without a suit, how can you get a job? A law firm’s Law Suit Sponsorship provides one or more women with a complete suit and accessories, which include shoes, handbag or briefcase, jewelry and a scarf. The Civil Suit Sponsorship provides women with a complete wardrobe of up to fifteen pieces of clothing plus accessories to wear on the job.   Different levels of sponsorships and information on clothing drives are available.  Call Mary McDonough, Business Development Manager at 239-689-4992 or email Mary@dfsswflorida.org.

“I was an unemployed paralegal student without and income and needed to support my family. Thanks to the support of Dress for Success, I had the confidence to succeed, landed a job and went on to law school.  ” states Trish Ryan, Esq. graduate of Dress for Success. “In 2013, I passed the Florida Bar exam and recently open my own law firm.”

About Dress for Success

The mission of Dress for Success is 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. There are 135 Dress for Success locations internationally with focusing on providing career wardrobes and employment counseling to disadvantaged women. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success Worldwide has helped more than 700,000 women work toward self-sufficiency. For information on Dress for Success SW Florida located at 12995 S. Cleveland Ave. Suite 153, Fort Myers, FL in the Pinebrook Plaza, email swflorida@dressforsuccess.org, call 239-689-4992 or visit www.DressForSuccess.org/swflorida.

 

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