I wish I was aware of the Career Wardrobe when I was returning to work. Switching careers as well as being “out of the game” for two years led to multiple interviews and multiple nos. Being told no so often I wore the rejection like another layer of clothing. My aunt had recently cleaned her closet and gave me a suit. It was my power suit. I don’t know if it got me the job I cherish to this day, but I know I felt like a million bucks wearing that suit!
That’s the goal of “Smart & Sexy” Day at Career Wardrobe. By providing women with the tools needed to re-enter the workplace, women in all stages of the search will be empowered when seeking employment.
Philadelphia, PA – For 20 years, Career Wardrobe has been known for helping women make that all-important first impression for their job interviews. On Thursday, March 26, Career Wardrobe and The Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits (ACDN) will host Smart & Sexy Day at The Wardrobe Boutique (1822 Spring Garden St.) in honor of Women’s History Month.
Smart & Sexy Day will provide professional image training, inspirational workshops, and personal support to local unemployed women enabling them to take action to secure employment. The all-day event will include motivational talks given by successful area women, information on how to dress for your body type, free bras courtesy of Ariela and Associates International’s Smart & Sexy brand as well as a free business outfit from Career Wardrobe.
This event was launched in 2012 by The Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits (ACDN), a national organization of independent, community-based member organizations who provide professional attire and career skills training to low income women, and sponsored by Ariela & Associates International, one of the largest privately held lingerie companies in the country. Career Wardrobe and eight other ACDN member organizations are kicking off events in March throughout the country aimed at helping women prepare for employment.
The workplace has become more competitive than ever. For low-income and disadvantaged women, confidence to compete for jobs is built on a foundation of knowledge, skill building, improved personal and professional image, and individual support.
Women interested in participating in the free Smart & Sexy Day, can apply online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/smartandsexy2015. Space is limited.
Career Wardrobe’s mission is to empower women in transition by providing programs which inspire the confidence necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and pursue a productive career. They do this by providing professional work attire, educational programs, and networking tools and opportunities. For more information, visit CareerWardrobe.org.
The Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits (ACDN)
The Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits (ACDN) is a network of grassroots organizations that serve women and men who seek to join or reenter the workforce.
Smart & Sexy
Smart & Sexy is Ariela & Associates International’s first in house designed and marketed lingerie brand. Combining the design and fit expertise used to create beautiful garments for other nationally recognized brands, the design team shops the market for inspirational lingerie pieces to bring affordable luxury to the mass market. A portion of the purchase price for every garment will be donated to The Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits.