Don’t Stand in Your Own Way: The Definitive Guide to Self-Confidence

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By: Reesa Staten of Robert Half “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”  ― Henry David Thoreau April’s thought-provoking blog entry from Joi Gordon explored the relationship between gender and confidence in the workplace, noting that structural support of the unique needs of working women … [Continue reading]

Tracy Anderson on How to Create Your Space in Any Industry & Own it Authentically

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It doesn't take long to see why Tracy Anderson is such a household name in fitness. And not just because she has a laundry list of Hollywood A-listers like Jennifer Lopez as clientele or an international following, because she does, but it’s Tracy’s integrity and character that form the cornerstone of her brand. Over the last 20 years, she has … [Continue reading]

The Success Diaries: Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland

Dear Misty: The world of classical ballet is where you know you want to belong. You are hopeful, full of dreams, and excited to potentially perform on the very same stages as the famous ballerinas who, until this point, you've only read about. As you go along this journey, I want you to always remember this feeling of excitement. I want you … [Continue reading]

3 Easy Tips to Help You Pay Off Debt, Save Money AND Have a Life

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Financial Advice by Carmen Rita Wong Q: I am very eager to have all of my bills paid off, but no matter how I work the numbers, it seems like ALL of my money is going to my bills and I’m left just scraping by, especially on those last few days before my next paycheck.  Is there a trick to paying down my debt and putting some money away in the … [Continue reading]

Confidence is not Masculine or Feminine: it’s Structural

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A widely accepted justification for the glass ceiling is a difference in confidence levels between men and women. In 2014, a study from Washington University of St. Louis reported that women perform better in less competitive work environments.  Today, more than 70 years since the world’s first female head of state took office, this news sounds … [Continue reading]

Amanda Filipacchi’s “The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty”

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At Dress for Success we put our weight behind the idea that a polished look can inspire confidence and empowerment professionally.  And since we believe appearance affects reality, we were completely taken by comedic writer Amanda Filipacchi’s … [Continue reading]

Volunteer Your Way to a Healthier You!


‘Tis better to give than to receive, according to the old adage, but did you know giving your time can actually give you a longer lifespan. Studies show volunteering can reduce the risk of death by 25%, improving both physical and mental … [Continue reading]

Spring Into Work With a New Wardrobe

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After one of the coldest winters on record, we’re all ready to shed the black and reemerge to welcome warmer weather with colorful cardigans.  Spring is known to many in the fashion world as the perfect union of office chic and out-of-office … [Continue reading]

How Do I Make A Better First Impression During Phone Interviews?

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Dear DFS, I’ve been job searching for two months now, and every interview I’ve had has been via telephone. I always prepare before the interview, but somehow, I still end up drawing a blank when I’m asked certain questions. I would consider … [Continue reading]