Non-profit launching virtual support series for women

NOW: Non-profit launching virtual support series for women

SOUTH BEND, Ind. --- The Michiana chapter of Dress for Success traditionally hosts “suit-up” events to help women feel their best while on the job hunt, but these sessions are now postponed during the outbreak.

Their mission, however, is still strong as ever as the world-wide organization launches a virtual series for women searching for a job.

“So this is really an opportunity for women in our community to engage with industry professionals that they may not have otherwise had the opportunity for,” Sherry Klein said, CEO, Founder, Executive Director of Dress for Success Michiana.

Dress for Success is an international non-profit empowering women to thrive in the workforce by providing support and free professional attire to help women feel their best at their next job interview

Beginning on Tuesday, Michiana women can tune into a variety of free workshops—focusing on everything from yoga to finding a job during the outbreak.

“There’s going to be opportunity when we come out of this COVID-19 epidemic,” Klein said.

With so many people at home, this is a perfect opportunity to think about whether you want to try out something new or different after the outbreak, according to Klein.

“If you’re at that point in your career that you’re not sure if that’s what you want to continue doing, this is a good time to step back and do some self-reflection,” Klein said.

Now is the time to plan how to move forward and decide how to achieve those goals, according to Klein.

“You always want to maintain and set forth your best professional-self,” Klein said.

One way to do so is to maintain a routine, even while working from home.

“I think that when you are dressed professionally, you have that professional mindset,” Klein said. “You’re ready to go to work and tackle the tasks that you have for the day and get the projects done.”

Dress for Success Michiana is hoping roll out their own series of virtual workshops at the end of April or early May featuring Michiana volunteers.

Those virtual workshops will focus on topics like emotional intelligence to help guide Michiana women through the pandemic, according to Klein.

To get involved or sign up for the workshops, click here for more information.

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