September: A Labor of Love

Every year, on the first Monday in September, the United States pauses to pay homage and offer gratitude to the men and women of the Labor Movement. On this special day, the nation celebrates the contributions that everyday workers have made to the vitality of the country.

Dress for Success, then, could think of no better month than to pay tribute to women who work hard day after day to pursue their dreams and attain self-defined success.

This month, we are pleased to introduce you to a woman whose success we’ve watched catapult before our very eyes. Businesswoman and TV personality Bethenny Frankel is our September Power Woman, because her relentless pursuit of her passion has led her into the spotlight of success.

September is also a special month for both Bethenny and Dress for Success because it is during this month (on September 12th to be exact) that we will announce a new partnership that will help positively impact the lives of the women that Dress for Success serves.

Bethenny is a phenomenal example of women who propel themselves forward while simultaneously reaching back, which is why we are proud to share our interview with her this month.

In addition, to learning from our Power Woman, you’ll get to read celebrated TV producer Denise Hendricks’ letter to her younger self. Be sure to have a pen handy, as she definitely offers some advice worth taking note of.

We’re also recommending a poignant memoir in our Book Shelf, that will challenge you to change the way you view others and yourselves.

We’ll also offer you a fun and free fitness option that will help you put the work in workout!

As always, all of our Dress for Success experts and our money maven Carmen Wong Ulrich are here answering more of your questions, and our beauty feature offers some absolutely hair-raising advice on how to look beautiful on a budget.

In the spirit of Labor Day, our editorial team has really worked hard to create an informative and enjoyable September issue of the blog for you.

I hope you’ll find the tips, insights, and advice to be exactly what you need to keep you Going Places. Going Strong.


Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide


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