Wednesday, May 28, 2014

IMPACT 360: Fashion Show Spotlight!

As IMPACT 360 quickly approaches, we want to continue to share with you a little more about our fantastic fashion show participants! As most of you know already, we have 10 Dress for Success clients walking down the runway on June 5th at IMPACT 360, showcasing their stories and beautiful confidence to give us a better understanding of what happens after our clients leave the doors of Dress for Success Vancouver.

For some background on our IMPACT 360 event, visit our previous blog post about what you can expect to see there. You can also purchase your ticket before it's too late!


What has been your most important lesson from the PWG program?
I met many different women and learned a lot from them. I got an insight into issues that women in Canada face. More importantly by participating in inspirational workshops by PWG I felt myself empowered and encouraged to further develop myself and achieve my professional career goals.

What made you want to be a part of IMPACT 360?
​I appreciate all the support and the assistance that received I from DFS and want to contribute back with my participation in the IMPACT fundraising event. I believe this project  will ​have a significantly positive impact on many women,  their personal and professional development.


When did you first get introduced to Dress for Success Vancouver?
I first got inroduced through Langara College, where I completed Business & Computer essentials certificate course. 

How has this experience impacted your life?
My experience with Dress for success was a touchy one. I came in all nervous & unknown of the fact that the team at DFS is so nice and helping.

What has been your most important lesson from the PWG program? 
Every moment of life teaches us a new lesson, but some learnt are treasured and so is the my experience with PWG. The lesson of collectively and consistently working leads to an overall success.

What is your occupation? 
I am working as an administrative assistant in an engineering company.

If you could share a piece of advice to other women looking for a career, what would you tell them?
My advice to other women would be: The journey of life is not meant to be feared, it is meant to be traveled and enjoyed. Hence, keep trying never lose hope and keep moving consistently on the paths of self improvement and development cause you never know what grand is coming your way.

What made you want to be a part of IMPACT 360?
I wanted to be a part of Impact cause I believe "There's no substitute for rolling up your sleeves and working with the people who can make a difference. They get the benefit of your participation and you gain a direct understanding of the real problems and potential solutions, which makes you a more informed giver.”

What inspires you?
My inspiration is my dad, who left us alone in this journey of life years ago, but left some very important principles of life for us. One of which I keeping telling my kid too. He always use to say Education, learning are the most valuable treasures, that can make you grand in all aspects but no body can ever steal them from you.

Where is your dream vacation?
My dream vacation would be at VIRGINIA BEACH. Nothing works for me better than Sand & Sea.

What is your motto?
My motto in life is to be successful & to be happy in whatever I do!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Ultimate Marathon Makeover!

"I feel so beautiful" 

On April 28th, Dress for Success Vancouver teamed up with REDAVID Salon Products and West Coast Beauty for the Inaugural Marathon Makeover--and it was a HUGE success! 

How it worked: 
Stylists signed up to book a salon chair at Endz Hair Studio for 2 hours. Fifty lucky Dress for Success clients were able to register for 2 hours in the chair with one of these amazing stylists for the ultimate Marathon Makeover experience. By receiving pledges from their networks, they helped to raise over $4000 for Dress for Success Vancouver.

"I love my new haircut and I feel much better"

What an incredible turn out and impressive support from the salon and stylists! The women left feeling empowered and beautiful. They had nothing but good things to say about their experience, sharing comments such as `I feel so beautiful` and `You made my week!`

"Seeing all the ladies being redone was awesome ...What a great day for everyone yesterday."

"You made my week. I love the cut, and will try some of the make-up tips soon.  This has been a real boost to my confidence."

We would like to kindly thank all those involved in creating this event: REDAVID Salon ProductsWest Coast BeautyEndz Hair Studio, the stylists, volunteers, salon staff, donors, and clients.

We invite you to take a look at the rest of the photos from the event on the REDAVID Facebook page!