Dress for Success Western Massachusetts (DFSWM) is now accepting applications for its next Foot in the Door program. Now in its 10th iteration, the program has provided women who are looking to define and establish a career path with the tools they need to change their lives.
One of DFSWM’s signature programs, Foot in the Door partners with Training and Workforce Options to help participants not just get a job, but set themselves up for long-term success. “The mission of Dress for Success is to help women achieve financial independence,” explains Executive Director Margaret Tantillo. “Foot in the Door participants aren’t just looking for a paycheck now. They are focused on building a future for themselves or their families.”
Graduates of the program earn nationally recognized workforce readiness certifications, financial literacy certificates, digital literacy training and equipment, professional attire, resume development, and interview experience. They may also join the one-on-one Margaret Fitzgerald Mentorship Program for additional support. The cohort model builds self-confidence and a network that lasts far beyond the conclusion of the program.
Foot in the Door will run Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., from Sept. 27 through Nov. 10. The program will begin virtually, and training and equipment will be provided to ensure that digital literacy and access is not a barrier.
This Foot in the Door cohort is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Baystate Health and The Davis Foundation.
Applications will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 3. For more information, or to apply, please email dressforsuccessprograms@gmail.com.

The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

By Published On: August 24, 2021Categories: Community Calendar

About the Author: Dee Ferrero

Ms. Ferrero is the CEO of Western Mass Women Magazine as well as the founder of several women's mentor and advocacy groups along the east coast.

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