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Dress for Success Pittsburgh Announces New Executive Director

The board of directors of Dress for Success Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the hiring of the organization’s new Executive Director, Mónica Méndez, PhD. Ms. Méndez recently moved from Orlando, Florida, where she was the co-Founder and CEO of the House of Mentoring and Empowerment (HOME), an organization advocating for young survivors of human trafficking. Passionate about empowering women and bringing the topic of gendered violence to the public sphere, she brings twelve years of experience in program creation and implementation, training and advocacy to her new endeavor. Dr. Méndez has served as a gender-consultant to corporations, non-profits, and government organizations. She has published and presented her work in both national and international forums and in front of a wide variety of audiences.

Recently, Dr. Méndez was named a Forté Fellow, a prestigious and competitive fellowship awarded to business women with diverse backgrounds who are in business school and who demonstrate exemplary leadership and a commitment to advancing women in business. She was also named an Echoing Green Global Fellowship Semifinalist for her work with HOME and her commitment to the needs of her community and her efforts to meet those needs. Her work, passion and understanding of the issues affecting women and their families was also recognized in 2011 when Gloria Steinem presented her with a medal on behalf of the Veteran Feminists of America (VFA) honoring feminists in Florida who have made extraordinary contributions to the empowerment of women.

Dr. Méndez brings her experience, background and accomplishments to Dress for Success Pittsburgh to advance the economic empowerment of women. She recognizes that women who have job stability provide family stability which then translates to community stability. Her goal is to make Pittsburgh a stronger, healthier community by promoting the financial and social empowerment that women need in order to break the cycle of poverty.

You’re Invited to a Limited Engagement

Join the Limited and Dress for Success Pittsburgh for a special gathering of family and friends to celebrate 50 years in fashion! It’s girls night out! Invite your gal pals for some expert style advice and personalized service at the South Hills Village Limited store. Learn how to build and maximize your wardrobe in a… Continue Reading

Women Need Mentors

Dress for Success Pittsburgh presents  How to Find, Create or Be a Mentor Erroline Williams Director, Professional Development and Corporate Outreach School of Leadership and Professional Advancement Duquesne University Thursday, September 26th Registration 7:30 a.m. Program 8:00 a.m. Omni William Penn Women can and should benefit from being mentored AND from being mentors. Studies have… Continue Reading

Learn How to Get Paid More and Faster

Dress for Success presents “Get Paid More and Promoted Faster -The Art of the Ask” with Jennifer Woodward, Associate Professor of Surgery; ED for Research & Academic Affairs, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Thursday, July 25th Registration 7:30 a.m. Program 8:00 a.m. Omni William Penn Do… Continue Reading

Living With Power and Joy

Dress for Success Pittsburgh presents Living with Power & Joy, presented by Candi Castleberry Singleton, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, UPMC Are you living the life that you’ve always imagined? Or do you find yourself longing for more? We all want to get the most out of life, but sometimes we encounter roadblocks. As we… Continue Reading

Job Preparation Program Offered at Dress for Success

Enrollment is open for the Going Places Network for Women —  a seven week job preparation & support group that boasts a 63% success rate of employment within the first month of graduation; 80% employment within the three months after graduation!  It works! The Going Places Network by Walmart, a program of Dress for Success… Continue Reading

Going Places Network Program Begins Friday

Dress for Success Pittsburgh has a Going Places Network Program scheduled to start on Friday, February 22nd.  It is for unemployed and underemployed women to help them gain career skills, jolearn how to utilize job resources and build confidence.  If you can post this online we would appreciate it.  Have a nice weekend. Enrollment is open… Continue Reading