For Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating the empowering women that work at our affiliate locations all around the world. These ladies are making an impact in someone’s life every single day and we thank them for their commitment to the organization. Throughout the month of March we will be featuring the women who are truly making a difference at their affiliate locations. Women’s History Month is all about recognizing the achievements of women and we plan on celebrating every day. Women helping women is what Dress for Success is all about and we see that power of women coming together impact a number of lives. We asked 12 women from 12 different countries about Women’s History Month and what motivates them to continue to do what they do for Dress for Success. Come back to our blog throughout March to get to know the ladies that make it all happen behind the scenes. Meet Vanessa Loo, of Dress for Success Singapore.
Vanessa Loo, Dress for Success Singapore
Dress for Success: How many years have you been with Dress for Success?
Vanessa Loo: Since September 2015.
DFS: What bold action did you take to make a change or a difference?
VL: Getting qualified as an image consultant three years ago. More recently, I set up my Facebook page on image consulting to share my knowledge and to inspire others. Moving forward, I hope to start my own image consulting agency one day.
DFS: Can you describe a moment when you helped someone at Dress for Success that moved you or special achievement that you’ve accomplished during your time at the organization?
VL: Every session spent at Dress for Success from helping a client dress their best, to assisting in training other volunteers, coordinating flea market sales, managing the boutique and donation drives are special achievements to me. It keeps me grounded as to why I volunteered for Dress for Succcess in the first place and enforces my belief that I can make a difference to others.
DFS: Who do you thank or recognize this Women’s History Month that have helped make the advancement of all women possible?
VL: My mom. Although she is not highly educated, she always believed in me and believed that I could make a difference to others. She encourages me to be the best that I can be and taught me to be financially self-reliant.
DFS: What motivates you to continue your work at Dress for Success?
VL: Passion and belief. Passion to inspire, empower and make a difference; belief that every woman deserves the best.
Visit singapore.dressforsuccess.org for more information on how you can get involved in a local level.