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Career Wardrobe empowers women to obtain and maintain employment by providing professional clothing and job readiness education and experience. Tell your #storyofasuit to @careerwardrobe and help us raise women into the jobs they need and deserve! www.careerwardrobe.org

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Dressed the Skill, Not the Part

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 11:14 AM

By Rae Pagliarulo, Development Manager

For years, I made my living in the service industry -- coffee shops, to be exact. Even though the frequent 12-hour days I worked were fun, challenging, and no two were ever the same (and I had all the free coffee I could drink), I...

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Rediscovering the Power of a Suit

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 12:00 PM

by Christine Jereb
Career Wardrobe Board Member

We've all had that moment of shuffling one of our favorite suits to the back of the closet in the hopes that someday it might fit again. For me, the suit in question is black with white pinstripes and a flared knee-length...

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Our Suits Tell Stories. What Will Yours Say?

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 5:27 PM

The elements of a suit are seemingly basic: fabric, buttons and thread. But slip this suit onto the shoulders of a woman starting her job search, and this is where the suit becomes complex. This is where it means something. This is when it becomes more.

For 18 years, Career...

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Career Wardrobe Enters Adulthood Empowered and Ready to Take on the World!

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 12:00 AM

Remarks by Sheri Cole, Executive Director, to the Empowering 18 Tea & Fashion Show audience November 3, 2013
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Empowerment has always been central to Career Wardrobe's mission. From day one, we have challenged every woman who comes through our doors to dream big...

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Motivating Past Materialism

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 1:24 PM

By Heather Masse, Volunteer Blogger, Career Wardrobe

Some people hold a full time job for years. Others work multiple part time jobs. Others work for themselves. Others stay at home and care for their children which is also a full time job. No matter what position you hold, its for...

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Dream Big

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 6:59 PM

by Heather Masse, Career Wardrobe Volunteer

Many of us have dreams to be successful, dreams to conquer and dreams to explore. Many of us feel our dreams are unreachable. Many of us often express the term 'in our dreams', many of us strive to reach our...

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Motivation Lies Within Us

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 12:00 PM

Each week we like to bring you motivational stories, inspiration and findings. Anything from the flowers blooming to the new world of Motherhood, motivation lies within us all. At Career Wardrobe we help women push their fears aside, open their eyes to the opportunities around them and inspire...

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The #StoryofaSuit Continues to Be Told

(1) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 12:58 PM

A Message from Sheri K. Cole, Executive Director of Career Wardrobe.

Every day, Career Wardrobe urges its clients to make themselves vulnerable by finding confidence in who they are and taking a risk. We tell them that the only way to get somewhere is to put yourself out...

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I Am Deserving of Respect, I Belong in My Workplace, and I'm Successful

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 4:57 PM

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq., 2012 winner of the Fashioning Futures for Women Award, tells her #storyofasuit. Share yours on twitter @careerwardrobe or on our Facebook page to appear in a future JobRaising Challenge blog.

I first time I remember seeing a black...

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Felicia's Story of a Suit: Supporting My Family in a Way I Never Thought Possible

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 9:12 AM

Tell your #storyofasuit to @careerwardrobe or on our Facebook page and help us raise women into the jobs they need and deserve. Help us win The JobRaising Challenge by clicking here.

"When I went to Career Wardrobe, I was spinning, just trying...

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Angela's Story of a Suit: It's One Thing Getting a Job, it's About Keeping it, Too.

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 6:05 PM

Tell your #storyofasuit to @careerwardrobe or on our Facebook page and help us raise women into the jobs they need and deserve. Help us win The JobRaising Challenge by clicking here.

"Because of Career Wardrobe, I've gained self-confidence and trust in people....

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Membership in a Helping Community

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 6:34 PM

Linda White, dedicated Career Wardrobe volunteer, tells her #storyofasuit. Share yours on twitter @careerwardrobe or on our Facebook page to appear in a future JobRaising Challenge blog.

I've been a volunteer at Career Wardrobe since 2010. I became part of their family when...

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No Choice But to Stand Up, Straight and Tall

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 3:22 PM

I am proud. I am successful. I am not ashamed of what I can achieve on any given day. I am on a mission, and I will not rest until that mission has been accomplished.

It is early in the morning, and I watch her sleep from my position above...

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Andrea's Story of a Suit: Ready for Opportunity

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 5:11 PM

"The financial workshop at Career Wardrobe got me thinking about my credit, budgeting and making plans for my son's future. And the interviewing seminar really got me going."

Andrea Blassingame is a big woman: big in her love of her son, big in her dreams for a special...

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Transformation Comes in Every Suit

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 12:32 PM

Veronica McKee, Chair of the Career Wardrobe Board of Directors, tells her #storyofasuit. Share yours on twitter @careerwardrobe or on our Facebook page to appear in a future JobRaising Challenge blog.

Do you watch those closet makeover shows on television? Me...

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Crystal's Story of a Suit: Skills and Confidence Open Doors

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 11:30 AM

"At first, I thought I couldn't do it. Now, I feel confident. I have people at Career Wardrobe pushing me, opening doors with networking, telling me I can do it."

Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Crystal Marvin's life got off track when she was 17 and had her...

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Kim's Story of a Suit: A Career Wardrobe Client Becomes a valued Career Wardrobe Employee

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 12:38 PM

***Tell your #storyofasuit to @careerwardrobe and help us raise women into the jobs they need and deserve, help us win The JobRaising Challenge by clicking here.***

"The suit uplifted me, inspired me, gave me confidence, and made me determined to get out there and do what I had...

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Suited for Success

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Sheri K. Cole, Executive Director of Career Wardrobe

Seventy percent of low-wage workers in the United States are women.

Nine million women receive all of their earnings from minimum wage jobs. In Pennsylvania, full-time minimum wage means a woman brings home less than $15,000 a year.

In 2010, the poverty...

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