What We Do | Professional Women's Group Program
Success is not only about getting a job; it's about building a career.
The mission of the Dress for Success
Professional Women's Group (PWG)
is to provide our network of employed Dress for Success women the partnership of
support, practical information and inspiration to achieve self-defined success
in career and life.
Women making the transition from unemployment to work face myriad challenges, from understanding corporate culture to handling personal finances, often without any support systems in place to help them navigate this daunting change.
We provide our clients with information that will help women unfamiliar with the workplace continue to develop skills and advance in their careers. The PWG offers members a comfortable atmosphere in which they can share, grow and network with other women who have recently made the same transition into the workforce.
Since membership is reciprocal in every PWG location, members have an infrastructure and support system in place when they move to another part of the
US, Canada or even the UK and New
- Membership is open to Dress for Success clients who have successfully gained employment.
- Each regularly scheduled meeting consists of two key elements: an expert speaker leading a discussion and a networking period.
- Monthly meetings cover a variety of subjects and activities that promote professional development. Topics include communication skills, the "unwritten rules" of the workplace, childcare issues, financial planning, stress management and juggling responsibilities, among others.
- PWG members have access to product discounts and professional resources to help them further their personal and professional growth.
Financial literacy workshops are an important component of the Professional
Women's Group and teach low-income women how to become economically independent by creating fiscal goals, constructing budgets and investing in their futures. Our
Financial Planning Handbook, a guide to understanding, organizing and managing one's finances, is made possible through the generosity of the CREW Foundation and the Foundation for Financial Planning. A copy of this guide is given to each PWG member.
If you are interested in supporting the Professional Women's Group as a sponsor or volunteer, please
send us an e-mail.
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To donate to Dress for Success and help fund our employment retention programs,
visit the Donate Funding page.
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