This story was originally published on the Dress for Success New Orleans website.

Last Tuesday, our Professional Women’s Group heard from Ulta representatives about makeup and personal grooming in the workplace. The presentation focused on the role of skincare and makeup in enhancing and accentuating our favorite features, rather than covering up insecurities. Going around the room, we shared our personal takes on beauty tips, natural skincare, and everyone’s one essential makeup look — a dash of mascara or a swipe of red lipstick, moments in the morning that complete the business professional and leave us walking out the door with the confidence to take on the day. …


This story was originally published on the Dress for Success New Orleans website.

This past Tuesday we hosted our quarterly Alumni Professional Women’s Group meeting of our former clients who have gone through at least one year of the monthly Professional Women’s Group employee retention program; the program usually covers themes such as financial literacy, nutrition, and more. …


This story was originally published on the Dress for Success New Orleans website.

One of our clients from this past weekend wrote to us in an email, “Thank you for the moment when I looked up and I saw me again.” And it is that moment, the moment when a woman realizes she has all she needed to succeed already inside of her, for which Dress for Success New Orleans operates, I’ve learned. On the surface level, providing professional attire and helping someone create a resume will undoubtedly help restore her confidence in her ability to get a job and create a career. …

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Niharika Vattikonda

Robertson Scholar at UNC & Duke, Founder of Teens Transforming Technology