Alison Vaughn

Founder/CEO of Jackets for Jobs, Inc.

Kim Fields speaks truth at Jackets for Jobs 18th anniversary celebration

Helping people reach their full potential will never go out of style. Detroit’s Jackets for Jobs celebrated their 18th anniversary with an inspiring ceremony, April 26, at the MGM Grand Casino. Founder Alison Vaughn was ecstatic about how the baby she birthed has grown. “In most states, the age of 18 is when you are officially and legally treated as an adult,” she said. “So today, we celebrate ‘adulthood.’ Since opening its doors in 2000, we have stayed true to our mission of assisting over 24K job seekers with professional clothing, career skills training and employment etiquette.” Highlighting the theme of “Speak the Truth,” seasoned actress Kim Fields served as the keynote speaker.


Michigan USA Women Entrepreneurs visit Dubai Business Women Council


March 6

The Dubai Business Women Council Board Members received a delegation of entrepreneurs from Michigan, USA on March 6, 2018 and discussed the opportunity to build collaborative relationships between UAE and USA women-owned businesses to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in both countries. The discussion focused on the role of DBWC in supporting the business women community in Dubai and in the region. The delegates were impressed by the initiatives and opportunities that the council provide for its members. They also showed an interest in joining the council as well as opening new offices of their businesses in Dubai.

Alison Vaughn, CEO of Jackets For Jobs is featured in January Speakers Magazine. Check it out!

Alison Vaughn, CEO of Jackets For Jobs is featured in January Speakers Magazine. Check it out!
Congratulations to John-Leslie Brown, son of motivational speaker Les Brown for being on the cover.

January Speakers Magazine
Published on Dec 31, 2017 featuring John-Leslie Brown (cover), Dr. Geneva Williams, C. Grayce Bernard, Aaron Jordan, Alison Vaughn, Leroy McKenzie, Cheryl Wood and Genma Holmes. Sponsors: Coop Exchange, Social Media PR Solutions, Millionaire Moves (book by Dr. Bill Pickard) and Mic Flags Official Magazine of BLACK SPEAKERS NETWORK


Styling Tricks to Help Boost your Self-Confidence – Huffington Post, Alison Vaughn – Contributor


Ladies, many us of don’t allow ourselves to fully immerse in the joy of enjoying our personal sense of style simply because we fear rejection and lack confidence. We are constantly waiting to achieve the perfect body so we can flaunt the trends we adore and the dresses we always hoard up but never muster the courage to flaunt.

It’s about time we gave up on that un-ending quest for the perfect body, and start flaunting what nature gave us with pride.

Understanding the Basic Etiquettes of Regifting an Unwanted Gift

Are you dealing with a sweater that refuses to fit, or perhaps, a bizarre cake mixer that you know for a fact that you’ll never put to use? One shouldn’t even hesitate while passing along unused and unwanted gifts to others in the community who might find a use for them. You know what they say, “One man’s trash in another man’s treasure”

However, gifting is a glorious tradition of kindness, and there are certain etiquettes involved with regifting so you can uphold the tradition with respect.

Here are all the regifting etiquettes you need to remember:

Play it Safe

Always make sure you regift an item in different social circles so that the person who originally gave you the gift never gets to know. For instance, if you received a gift from your aunt, don’t regift it in the family, instead, give it to one of your co-workers. Similarly, gifts received from friends should be regifted to far-off relatives who have no chance of ever running into your friends while using the gift.

Give it Time

Don’t give away an unwanted gift as soon as you receive it, for it’s always nice to give it some time just in case the original giver decides to ask you about it. If the items are perishable, you can always check the expiry date to make sure you regift it while it’s still fresh.

Don’t Regift Used Items

It’s extremely disrespectful to regift a used item, something that bear’s your or someone else’s initials, or something that you received for free. Unless the gift is a traditional heirloom or a priceless antique, it’s always better to regift something new.

Be Thoughtful

The idea of regifting is not an attempt to get rid of unwanted things thoughtlessly, it is in fact the art of regifting with a purpose. If you don’t like the sweater your uncle got you, give it to a friend who’s busted her pay check on rent and can’t afford to go shopping. If you certain you’ll never use the coffeemaker you got for Christmas, give it to someone who loves coffee.

New Packaging

Between the time you took to open the gift, handle it multiple times and toss it around your house to find the perfect place, the gift bag or wrapping paper must have undergone a great deal of wear and tear. So, before you regift it, be sure to pick out a fancy new gift bag and a lovely wrapping paper so it looks new and shiny.

Eliminate All Signs of a Regift

Even if the packaging is all new and shiny, there are several other signs that can give you away while regifting. If you want to avoid offending the sentiments of the recipient of the regift, be sure to eliminate all signs of leftover tape, wrapping paper, promotional material, and any cards or tags that might hint the name of the original giver. Be sure to remove all signs of personalisation, which could be your initials or a book inscription.

Happy Holidays!

Alison Vaughn