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Dress for Success empowers women in need

Posted January 31, 2014

— A nonprofit organization is helping women across the Triangle transform their image, develop workplace skills and build confidence. 

For 16 years Dress for Success has made strides to empower women in need by providing professional clothing, employment retention programs and ongoing support. 

Ella Frantz, an image coach with the nonprofit, helps revolutionize women who are ready to find and land a good job. 

"It is the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life," she said. "They will leave with a suit, a blouse, shoes, accessories, pocketbook, stockings, sometimes a bra, whatever they need to look fabulous and confident for their interview."

Volunteers with the organization provide career counseling in addition to finding the perfect outfit. 

"You know you go and you tweak your resume, you practice interviewing, and then you are ready to go out and sell yourself," said client Sarah Baldwin.

Dress for Success has helped more than 5,000 women across the Triangle in the last five years. 



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