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Clothing, connections, confidence! The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Dress for Success Pittsburgh strives to provide support to any woman who is entering or returning to the workforce. Clients range from young women who are working to break the cycle of poverty by starting their first part time job, to single moms, survivors of domestic abuse, veterans, homemakers re-entering the workforce, college students headed to their first career fair, previously incarcerated women, and retirees taking on a new part time job. Women come by referral from a community partner, which can be any 501c3 nonprofit organization located in the counties the organization serves.
Appropriate attire provides women with the essential foundation they need to be able to showcase their skills and abilities in an interview, new job, internship, or training program. The Dress for Success Pittsburgh experience, however, is about more than providing the needed clothing, shoes, and accessories. The team of staff and volunteers works to empower each woman by walking alongside her as she prepares to take the next step in her career journey, providing personal branding support and connections to needed resources.