Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, I worked at a large law firm in the city. I had a lot of responsibility and took pride in my work. Having that job was a huge part of my identity and my feeling of self-worth.
And not having that job anymore was something I struggled with for a while.
Even though I made the decision to stop working and to stay at home with our first baby, I felt like I’d lost a part of my identity. It was surprising to me how much my feeling of self-worth was tied to my career.
So I understand why it’s crucial to help other women succeed in business. To help them be prepared and confident.
It’s one of the reasons I was excited to be a Vanity Fair ambassador this year.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Vanity Fair’s lingerie and have been thrilled to try their gorgeous new lines.
But I also was really impressed with what Vanity Fair does for women through their partnership with Dress for Success®.
Dress for Success is a non-profit organization that helped disadvantaged women get the training and clothing that they need to look and feel more confident in job interviews. It’s a complete network of support, from role-playing in practice interviews to helping prepare résumés.
Once Dress for Success has helped the women get a job, they continue to mentor and encourage the women, helping the women stay employed and move up in their careers. The Dress for Success career centers pair each client with their very own staff mentor to work with them and encourage them one-on-one.
Vanity Fair and Dress for Success help women dress the part so they feel more confident and prepared for success on their journey to economic independence. Throughout this wonderful program, Vanity Fair has committed to donate 50,000 brand-new bras to Dress for Success. It is their hope to be able to provide a beautiful new Vanity Fair bra to every woman who walks through the doors of Dress for Success in the U.S. this year.
How awesome is that?
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