Be Bold Series: Mary

Mary has been many places on her life journey. Beginning in North Africa as one of four children, Mary learned the value of hard work from her parents who worked tirelessly to send Mary and her siblings to school. While she had a very strong familial support system growing up, Mary immigrated to the United … Read More

Be Bold Series: Elaine

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, Elaine was laid off and while looking through her severance packet, she discovered Dress for Success and that made all the … Read More

Be Bold Series: Deniza

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

Be Bold Series: Janee

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

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

Success Ambassador Series: Ana

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