The Success Diaries: Erica Silbiger

Erica at Harvard

Dear 16-year old Erica, I know you don’t believe me and you probably won’t ever, but EVERYTHING WILL BE OK. Right now your biggest fear is getting through freshman year of high school. Does my eye shadow match my outfit? Why can’t I have a car like everyone else? Life is so unfair. Calm down. In about a year, your life is going to change … [Continue reading]

August: The Sky Is the Limit

Joi Gordon

Sometimes life takes you on a professional detour.  Sometimes you reach one career destination only to find out it wasn’t the right place for you.  And sometimes you just can’t seem to figure out where to go in your field.  Many women walk through the doors of Dress for Success with these same occupation obstacles and we are happy to help … [Continue reading]

Nancy Novogrod: The Bon Vivant Brand Leader


Traveling from job to job is the norm for most people—by the time baby boomers had reached their forties, they had already worked about 11 jobs, and most millennials have worked more than six jobs by the time they turn 25—but Nancy Novogrod is not like most people.  As the Editor-in-Chief of Travel + Leisure magazine, Nancy has spent the last … [Continue reading]

Suite Success: Tips from the Top of Kimpton Hotels & Restuarants

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Team at DFS Success Summit 2014

  During this year's 10th anniversary celebration of our Success Summit, a few of the "who's who" from Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants stopped by the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria to share some quick tips on how they achieved Suite Success-- and how you can, too!  Take a look at what they had to say and let their advice empower you on your … [Continue reading]

Getting the Most Out of Your Money When You Travel

Travel Money Purse

Financial Advice By: Carmen Wong Ulrich Q: I have finally saved up enough money to travel out of the country for the first time in my life (yay!), but now I’m wondering what the best thing to do with my money is once I get there.  I’ve read terrible stories about people withdrawing cash from the local ATM’s, only to be given a … [Continue reading]

Dear DFS: How Do I Get My Boss to Leave Me Alone While I’m on Vacation?

VBH Headshot 2014 DFSWW

Dear DFS, The last time I took a vacation from work, it seemed like my direct supervisor never stopped calling me and my vacation really wasn’t much of a vacation at all!  I understand that there are times when emergencies come up, but I really … [Continue reading]

How to Look Like a Million Bucks While Flying Mile High!


It can be difficult to maintain a polished look from even your home to the office during these summer months, but add in a few hours on a flight and you’re taking the chances of a fashion catastrophe to a whole new level! But this doesn’t mean … [Continue reading]

The Success Diaries: Christina Gmyr

Christina Gmyr in Lipary

Dear little Christina (with your head in the sky and your heart full of dreams), You have a million questions right now, and that’s okay. Even at such a young age, you’re already concerned with whether or not you’re on the right path in … [Continue reading]

Nina Sovich’s “To The Moon And Timbuktu”


As smart, driven, career women we are constantly looking onward and upward. It’s been over a half a century since our mothers, grandmothers and maybe even great-grandmothers stood up from behind the typewriters, ditched their sweater sets and … [Continue reading]