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Dress for Success YYC

Sheena Virmani

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the Dress for Success Calgary boutique located in Inglewood.

They reached out to me a few weeks ago to help promote their October text campaign, and as soon as I learned more about what this organization does for women in our community I immediately jumped on board.

I was pleasantly surprised at how the boutique looked on the inside. It was very welcoming, and it looked like any cute boutique I might shop at. What is so special about this boutique is that it serves women in our community who are in need of professional attire. Women who are searching for jobs can get referred to the boutique through other community organizations in order to get professional attire for a job interview. A stylist will work with her to select an outfit that is interview appropriate, and even better, once she gets the job she can come back to the boutique and get a few more outfits to wear to work. When I say outfit I mean the full deal – clothing, accessories, shoes, handbags, and even cosmetics, it’s pretty awesome.

We all know how hard it can be to find a job, especially in this economy. Someone can have all the right skills and qualifications for the job but if they don’t have the means to buy professional attire for the interview they are automatically disadvantaged in their job search.  Dress for Success ensures that these women are not in a disadvantaged position when it comes to their job search and levels the playing field for them.

We also all know how important it is to look and feel your best when going into a job interview. Someone who is confident with how they look and feel is more likely to perform better during the interview, and a great outfit can really make the difference for someone.  

Dress for Success is really empowering women in our community and helping them to become financially independent GIRL BOSSES by helping them dress the part and providing a network of support to them.

You can take part in their October text campaign by texting DRESS to 20222 to make a $10 donation to this wonderful organization.