Dress For Success Tulsa
Dress for Success Tulsa is an affiliate of the Worldwide Organization called Dress for Success that was founded in 1997 in New York City. Dress for Success Tulsa is one of 127 affiliates in 9 countries throughout the world. The local office opened in 2001 and is the only affiliate located in the State of Oklahoma. Since their inception, Dress for Success Tulsa has served in excess of 10,000 women. Their mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional business attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. All clients receive one complete outfit for their job searches and once employment is obtained, the Dress for Success Tulsa client is eligible for additional clothing and accessories to compliment her new job. This includes clothing as well as shoes, purses, hose, jewelry, and cosmetics. Executive Director of Dress for Success Tulsa, Ronda Adkisson, says this past year Dress for Success Tulsa has provided 1167 women professional clothing and accessories at no cost. Adkisson explains that there are 130 agencies in the greater Tulsa area that refer women to Dress for Success Tulsa. Dress for Success Tulsa also provides each woman with a personal shopper to assist her in finding the right attire as well as serve as a mentor to give advice for the interviewing process and workplace protocol. Adkisson extends an invitation to come by their 3000 square foot boutique which is located at 1109 S. Peoria.