In 2014, the official overall poverty rate in the United States was at almost 15 percent. For children under the age of 18 years old, that statistic jumped significantly to more than 21 percent—almost a full quarter of our nation’s children. We have heard the phrase “cycle of poverty” repeated for so long at … Read More
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 … Read More
Throughout the past 16 years, I’ve seen many qualified women come through our doors who are simply passed over in the job market, judged on external factors rather than on their experience and capability. One of our clients, Sheba, came to us with an impressive resume and a long career working in non-profits and human … Read More
As if maintaining some semblance of work-life balance wasn’t hard enough already, now it’s the holidays! Not only are you obligated to your hours in the office and responsible for fulfilling your role at home, now you have to find time to shop for gifts, make that dish for your lunchtime potluck, catch the little … Read More
As children, we understood “treats” to mean a bagful of guilt-free candy, but as we got older, the word took on new meaning. Treats became more than just a simple indulgence, but something that we earned. They became rewards for a job well done– and what better way to reward that achievement than by treating … Read More
Knowledge is power and there’s an abundance of lessons to be learned through the experiences that life throws at us. Regardless if they’re good or bad, we always walk away knowing something about the world, or simply about ourselves, that we didn’t know previously.
And sometimes those real life lessons lead you down a path … Read More
Sometimes life takes you on a professional detour. Sometimes you reach one career destination only to find out it wasn’t the right place for you. And sometimes you just can’t seem to figure out where to go in your field. Many women walk through the doors of Dress for Success with these same occupation obstacles … Read More