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Beyond The Suit: An Interview With Dress For Success CEO Joi Gordon | Care2 Causes

Beyond The Suit: An Interview With Dress For Success CEO Joi Gordon | Care2 Causes

Dress for Success , the non-profit dedicated to providing economic independence to disadvantaged women, launched 15 years ago in answer to this catch-22: How do you buy a business suit if you don’t have a job, and how do you get the job if you don’t have the suit? The concept that founder Nancy Lublin (now CEO of Do Something ) came up with is simple: Dress for Success asks women to donate business clothing they no longer wear; in turn, the organization provides a woman in need with a suit when she has a job interview. When she gets a job, Dress for Success gives her a week’s worth of appropriate attire that she can mix and match. Women receive referrals to Dress for Success from organizations including job-training programs, homeless shelters and domestic violence agencies. Today, with 114 offices in 11 countries, Dress for Success has suited more than 600,000 women. And ...

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