Liza Jessie Peterson’s “All Day: A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island, New York’s Most Notorious Jail”

Many come to New York City with big dreams of changing the world and achieving greatness. In the case of Liza Jessie Peterson, the dream was becoming a supermodel. Although Liza did not quite reach supermodel status, she did achieve some success, traveling the world and walking the runway for some of the fashion industry’s … Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara Shear

Meet Barbara Shear, a Writer and Strategic Communications Consultant and Dress for Success Worldwide Volunteer.

DFS: What does Dress for Success mean to you?

BS: Dress for Success is a wonderful organization to promote women’s empowerment. It’s gratifying to be part of a process to help women get back on their feet, develop self-confidence, as … Read More

Keep the Circle of Impact Going: Zoe Sheppard

After being incarcerated for nearly two years wearing a green uniform every day, it’s surprising that Zoe S. picked out an entirely green outfit at her initial suiting at Dress for Success.

“My first outfit was a forest green Jones of New York skirt and matching jacket,” she said. “I accessorized it with a forest … Read More

Success Ambassador Series: Maureen

I was born into a very large family, the seventh of eight children in a home that included my parents, my five brothers, two sisters, my grandparents and my great Aunt.  My Father worked 3 jobs to keep food on the table and clothes on our backs. My mother was a stay at home mom.… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Eden Ferrer

Meet Eden Ferrer, a Sous Chef at Maite in Brooklyn, NY and longtime Dress for Success Worldwide Volunteer.

DFS: How long have you been volunteering for DFS?

EF: I started out at the DFS in Los Angeles, in West Hollywood back in 2011. I moved to NYC in 2013, and started volunteering here at … Read More

Keep the Circle of Impact Going: India Howard

It was fate that first brought India in contact with Dress for Success 10 years ago. It’s been a decade of support, sisterhood, learning, growing, empowerment and paying it forward that keeps her involved.

India’s path to Dress for Success started when she was working part-time for the Apollo Theater. She hired a woman who … Read More

Keep the Circle of Impact Going: Tania Gomez

Tania’s wake-up call came when one of her three daughters said to her, “Mom’s given up on herself.” Tania had always prided herself on taking care of her family and putting them first. However, she had been out of work for nearly two years, and the stresses of finding a job while keeping her family … Read More