THE STEPPING OUT IMPACT
“AS A SINGLE MOM, IT’S TOUGH TO FIND THE TIME TO DO ALL OF THE RESEARCH & PREPARE FOR A JOB INTERVIEW”
—Diana, Ottawa Canada
Meet Diana. After working out of her home for years, she was ready for a change and to start working in a professional setting. Unsure of what to wear to an interview and where to find affordable professional clothes, she asked for support from the group Ladies Who Lunch; the group quickly suggested she check out Dress for Success.
Diana was able to book an appointment at the Ottawa Dress for Success boutique. There she met with a volunteer who asked her about her interview, what her clothing preferences were, and what type of clothing she felt most comfortable in. At the appointment, she was able to find a complete interview outfit – a dress, suit jacket, shoes and necklace.
Through Dress for Success Ottawa, Diana was able to get:
✔ An interview outfit
✔ A mock interview to prepare her for her upcoming interview the Government of Canada
✔ The position she applied for
✔ Economic independence and confidence
Your involvement in Stepping Out – whether it’s as a donor, sponsor, attendee, or all of the above! – helps us raise funds in support of Dress for Success Ottawa’s ongoing programs. Dress for Success aims to promote women’s economic independence by providing professional attire and career development tools to help them thrive in work and life. In 2019, Dress for Success Ottawa provided over 1000 women with career coaching, professional development training, networking, professional workwear, and more.
Since 2011, Stepping Out has raised over $430,000 in support of Dress for Success Ottawa programs! In our tenth year, our goal is to reach a total of $500,000. Every penny raised through Stepping Out goes towards programs like these and others. Support us today by purchasing a ticket or donating, we can’t do it without you!