Five days of Dressing for Success: It starts with the mission

Stefanie L. Conley, Executive Director of Dress for Success Morris County, holding a Nanette Lepore jacket

Stefanie L. Conley, Executive Director of Dress for Success Morris County, holding a Nanette Lepore jacket

Let’s start the New Year right by focusing on the connection between fashion and wellness and self esteem. That has always been my intention for Turning Fashion Inside Out. There is no better service that recognizes this connection than the international organization, Dress for Success. For the next five days, TFIO will focus on the beautiful work that Dress for Success Morris County (New Jersey) is doing to help empower women in need.

For 7.5 years, Stefanie L. Conley has been the Executive Director of Dress for Success Morris County.  She says that the Dress for Success program is to “be there for women on their entire professional journey. It’s about helping women to regain their confidence. When they walk into the boutique they don’t see what we see – that they have so much to offer.”

Tune in tomorrow to see the how the journey works and the three-step process begins…

The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success Morris County shares this mission and developed its own vision and core value statements in support of the Dress for Success Worldwide mission.

Dress for Success Morris County Vision: We at Dress for Success Morris County are committed to getting women in 8 NJ-based counties (Morris, Essex, Union, Passaic, Warren, Sussex, Somerset and Middlesex) into the workforce and keeping them in the workforce.

Dress for Success Morris County Core Values: Our values guide our actions and describe how we behave with our clients, volunteers, and supporters:

– Serve our clients with compassion and encouragement throughout their successful transition to self-sufficiency.

– Respect and recognize our sponsors and volunteers for their professionalism and passion for our mission.

– Collaborate with our supporters and partners to be recognized as an effective and efficient organization that helps women succeed in the workforce.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Five days of Dressing for Success: It starts with the mission

  1. Great organization to highlight with your blog. And it’s great that you are doing a series (much more ambitious in scope)…I’m sure it will have readers coming back for the next installment….

    • Thank you, Josephine. I’m so glad that you like the series. It has been extremely satisfying to tell the entire story of Dress for Success, and to finish the week with Tamara’s story. I hope you come back, too! xx Mel

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