Elaine grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Her parents, first generation working class immigrants instilled the importance of education and hard work in Elaine from an early age. Two years ago, after Elaine was laid off she was researching when she discovered Dress for Success and that made all the difference. Upon … Read More
Deniza has faced her share of hardships and trials throughout her life. After her father died when Deniza was still a young girl, her life drastically changed forever. Her mom, who was a homemaker before had struggled to make ends meet and the death of Deniza’s father only made the home environment even more unstable. … Read More
Growing up, life was not always easy for Janee, the eldest of two children. Raised by her mom and extended family, Janee always felt like she had a strong support system. After completing her Associates Degree at LaGuardia Community College, Janee was more focused on getting a job to pay the bills rather than to … Read More
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
Ana Carola Traverso moved to New York City a few years ago and started the daunting task of finding a job. During that time, she often felt discouraged and doubted herself. After becoming involved with Dress for Success, Ana gained the confidence and tools she needed to succeed.
“Success means living and doing things … Read More
Tell us about Birdiebee? What sparked the idea to start an apparel line and how did you take that idea and turn it into a reality?
“At Birdiebee, we have set out to build a strong community of women who empower and inspire one another. We have a highly engaged community who are equally as … Read More
Dress for Success Worldwide has partnered for the eighth year in a row with AXA for the “Pursuit Beyond the Suit” scholarship program. Since 2009, AXA has helped Dress for Success empower women on the road to success with their national educational scholarship. This Fall, AXA will fund $30,000 worth of scholarships to five new … Read More