We promote the economic independence of women in need by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Have a question about who we serve or how women access our program? Click here for a brief overview.
2012 Program Impact Report available here.
Since opening our doors in 2007, we have been blessed with the opportunity to empower more than 3,500 women in Central Ohio who are beginning their journey to economic independence. Dress for Success Cleveland and Vocational Guidance Services are founding partners of our mission.
Dress for Success Columbus is led by a Board of Directors comprised of an Executive Committee and Members based in Central Ohio.
Personal touch, an accepting, non-judgemental approach, and one-on-one consultations are central to our mission. All of our programs are free of charge for every woman we serve.
Empowerment Suiting changes self-perception. Head-to-toe interview and employment attire, along with cosmetics and personal care products, are provided. Visit the 'What We Do' link (in right margin) for more information. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Career Center, sponsored by the University of Phoenix, offers workforce readiness resources. A library with professional and personal reference materials, computers with internet and self-led tutorials, a printer, along with needed supplies such as resume paper, are available. Consultations with Human Resource volunteers identify strengths and provide personalized insight for career path development. Visit our Career Center page by clicking here. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to refer a woman for Career Center Services.
Professional Women's Group (PWG) assists with transition to the workforce once employment is secured. PWG supports members as they move from entry-level positions to meaningful careers. Visit our PWG page for details.
Going Places Network by Walmart helps unemployed and under-employed women gain personal skills, accelerate their job search and build confidence through weekly training sessions, one-on-one career coaching and networking in a supportive environment. Visit 'Going Places Network' page for details and a downloadable brochure.
Hope renewed. Perception changed. Commitment to success. Women helping women be their best and achieve. Please visit our 'Testimonials' link and read about more transformational experiences.
We cannot do what we do without you! Opportunities are available whether you would like to share your time and talents one hour a month or one hour a day! Please visit our Volunteer page for information.
Our mission relies on the financial contribution of individuals, corporations and foundations committed to investing in empowering women to achieve. All funds received are managed in Central Ohio and make an impact locally. Please visit the 'Donations' link on how to make a financial contribution that is tax-deductible.
Corporate & Foundation Support
Corporate sponsorship and foundation support are critical factors in our ability to continue our important work in the community. Please access Our Sponsors link in the right margin to learn how your company can make a differenence
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Dress for Success Cleveland and Vocational Guidance Services
are founding partners of our local mission.