Supporting women and families with Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas

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As a Northwest Arkansas professional woman, I know how important it is to have the support of my family and community. For hundreds of women, that support comes through the organization Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas.

Dress for Success NWA recently hosted the Little Black Dress Dinner Party, which featured information about the non-profit and personal testimonies from five successful clients. I had the honor of taking professional headshots of these five women and I’ve worked with Dress Success before to take pictures of their boutique. I’m grateful that DFSNWA named me a sponsor for my contributions.

DFSNWA has served more than 500 women since opening its doors in 2013. The ripple effect of that is much larger, however. More than 3,000 lives were affected through those women being empowered through Dress for Success because a woman’s success and financial empowerment affect her family as well.

Dress for Success is “more than just the suit.” They provide other support programs including career coaching, resume reviews, mock interviews, and soft skills workshops.

The Little Black Dress Dinner Party was a first-time fundraising event for DFSNWA and it featured amazing food from some of Northwest Arkansas’ best chefs and catering companies. Many great items were auctioned off and the community truly got the chance to learn about these great women that Dress for Success supports.

I loved meeting the five women who are serving as this year’s Success Ambassadors and being able to provide them with professional portraits that will help them continue their path of success.

Here they are:

Veronica Rodrigues Jones is the Immigrant Family Outreach Coordinator for the Arkansas Support Network. She is the first client to be elected to the Dress for Success NWA board and she oversees the Hispanic Outreach Program.
Veronica Rodrigues Jones is the Immigrant Family Outreach Coordinator for the Arkansas Support Network. She is the first client to be elected to the Dress for Success NWA board and she oversees the Hispanic Outreach Program.

 

Tangel Clinard moved to Northwest Arkansas from New Jersey in 2011 with her family. She connected with Dress for Success through Goodwill and through several networking opportunities associated with the organization, she was able to find an excellent job at Walmart.
Tangel Clinard moved to Northwest Arkansas from New Jersey in 2011 with her family. She connected with Dress for Success through Goodwill and through several networking opportunities associated with the organization, she was able to find an excellent job at Walmart.

 

Debbie James is a Navy veteran and is in the process of writing a book about her experiences. She now works for Preferred Business Systems and is a client of Dress for Success.
Debbie James is a Navy veteran and is in the process of writing a book about her experiences. She now works for Preferred Business Systems and is a client of Dress for Success.

 

Pammy Taylor was originally referred to Dress for Success through Goodwill Employment Services, which is one of Dress for Success NWA's approximately 20 referral partners. She now works for Walmart in a position she loves! She's also plans to return to college to earn her degree.
Pammy Taylor was originally referred to Dress for Success through Goodwill Employment Services, which is one of Dress for Success NWA’s approximately 20 referral partners. She now works for Walmart in a position she loves! She also plans to return to college to earn her degree.

 

Anca Hornyak is a single mom to a 6-year-old daughter and is originally from Romania. A recent naturalized U.S. citizen, Anca also recently graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Master's Degree in Spanish.
Anca Hornyak is a single mom to a 6-year-old daughter and is originally from Romania. A recent naturalized U.S. citizen, Anca also recently graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Master’s Degree in Spanish.

 

Are you in need of a professional headshot? I’d love to work with you too and help you on your path to success.