August: Where Do You Want to Go?


“The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  – Lao Tzu


At Dress for Success, we often  talk about success as a journey, but this month I invite you to consider whether or not you are choosing your destination.

Self-defined success is a core principle of all of the programs of our organization. This means that we work to empower our women to choose what success looks like for them– and then do the work that is required in order to achieve that goal.

This month on the blog, we are focusing on travel, in both the literal and the figurative sense. As you read the articles and the interviews herein, reflect on where you’ve been and where you want to go. Ask yourself, “Are the things that I’m doing today going to get me to where I want to be tomorrow?” If the answer is no, then now seems like a great time to redirect and chart a new course for your future.

In 2010, Dress for Success changed its mantra to underscore the idea that success really is a journey. As you move forward in your life, remember that it’s not about where you’ve been, but where you’re going.  My team and I, through our programs and through the information we share on this blog, aim to help keep you  “Going Places. Going Strong.” 

This month, we dedicate our blog to all of the places that you will go. Travel as far and as high as you dare to dream. Whether that’s around the world or to a new level in your personal or professional life, remember that you are in the pilot seat of your success. Think of Dress for Success as your own personal flight attendant, standing by your side and offering you what you need to have a safe and successful trip in both smooth, and turbulent times.

Enjoy your trip, take lots of pictures, and if you have time, send us a post card once you reach your destination!

We can’t wait to see where you’ll wind up!


 Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide