Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Professional Women’s Group’s Graduation Celebration!

“Since I joined the PWG group, I gained more confidence and enjoy working with others a lot. I am very inspired by the chemistry of this wonderful group. It is a great experience of sharing and learning and this contributed to my success. Many thanks.” - PWG Member

The PWG members celebrate their graduation after receiving their 18-month career development program certification! 
On June 27th, 2015, almost 20 women graduated from PWG! Cheers to their success in completing the program. Here at Dress for Success Vancouver, our clients have the opportunity to enrol in a free 18-month Professional Women’s Group (PWG) program that assists members during the transition period from unemployment to being in the workforce. 

Our PWG Community Action Project ambassador Tarana Sultan and her commitee.

Our moderator, Sally, and our PWG Graduate, Thelma Palma, who shared her inspirational story.

In each monthly session, the women receive guidance from expert speakers, education on handling challenges and personal finance, as well as opportunities to interact and network with each other. The members truly invest in themselves by attending these workshops: by the end of the 18 months, they not only develop professional skills, but also the confidence to move toward self-sufficiency. If you would like to support a woman, a donation of only $30 a month ($360 per year) will give a woman the gift of self-esteem, self-sufficiency, and success through education, mentoring, and professional attire. Your donation will change her life and her family's lives forever. 

Brenda Benham welcomes our graduates into the PWG Alumni group!

The Pyrrha Team Supports Shop for Cause Sale, Benefiting Dress for Success Vancouver

We are so grateful for the help of seven ladies from the Pyrrha team with our upcoming Shop for a Cause sale! The ladies generously put in their time to sort through and organize shoes, purses, and clothing items in preparation for the sale. We truly appreciate the support - without volunteers like them, what we do here to empower women would not be possible.

The Pyrrha team volunteers together to organize clothing and accessories for the Shop for a Cause sale, which benefits Dress for Success Vancouver!
Shop for a Cause is our seasonal, 1-day clothing and accessories sale. From brand-new, to gently-used, to vintage, and to designer, there is a whole range of items at affordable prices. The upcoming sale is 10am to 6pm on July 25th, 2015 at Harbour Centre (555 West Hastings Street), Upper Mall Level. Here is a peek at just one part of the sale space!

"Before" shot of the Shop for a Cause sale space

"After" shot of the Shop for a Cause sale space - the Pyrrha team did an amazing job!
We would also like to announce something very exciting coming up with Pyrrha! Pyrrha has specially made a necklace piece in honour of Dress for Success Vancouver, and will be donating a part of the proceeds to our programs! This campaign will be starting in August. 

The Pyrrha team having fun while supporting the sale! 

Pyrrha's "Unafraid" with Critrine Talisman for Dress for Success Vancouver: 

"Unafraid" by Pyrrha, for Dress for Success Vancouver
The sun on the talisman symbolizes optimism and liveliness, and reminds us that hope shines through even in our darkest times. The citrine stone energizes and draws prosperity and success.

Check out what Pyrrha is about here.