Smart & Sexy Celebration for Women’s History Month

THE ALLIANCE OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT NONPROFITS AND JACKETS FOR JOBS CELEBRATE NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH BY HONORING AND EMPOWERING WOMEN SEEKING EMPLOYMENT IN A NATIONAL EVENT PRESENTED BY SMART & SEXY in Detroit, MI

Alison Vaughn

On March 15, 2017 Jackets for Jobs and the Alliance of Career Development  Nonprofits will  host  a  celebratory  event  from 10:00am to 2:00pm  at 5555 Conner, Kilpatrick conference Room  in  honor  of Women’s History Month.

The Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits (ACDN), Jackets for Jobs and eleven (11) other ACDN member organizations are kicking off events in March throughout the U.S.  aimed at helping  women prepare  as  much  as  possible for  employment.  Smart and Sexy Day events will inspire women –boosting their self-confidence so that they feel assured, confident and,  most  of  all, employable.

The  holiday  was launched in  2012 by Alliance  of  Career Development  Nonprofits  (formerly  known  as  The  Women’s  Alliance)-a  national  organization  of independent, community -based member organizations who provide professional attire and career skills training to  low  income  women and  men-and sponsored  by Smart  &  Sexy,  one  of  the  largest  privately  held  lingerie companies in the country.

“It  is  difficult  for  those  who  have  been  out  of  the  job  market  to  find  employment–this  is  true  in  times  of  job growth,  economic downturn, or economic uncertainty. The need for the services our member agencies provide is crucial for individuals striving to gain employment.  A  lack  of appropriate  clothing  to  make  an  excellent  first impression  at  an  interview  can  create  impossible  barriers  for  disadvantaged  women  and  men,”  says  Lynda-Ross  Vega,  Board  President  of  the  Alliance  of  Career  Development  Nonprofits.  “Our  community-based, volunteer  driven  member  organizations  serve  over 25,000  women  and  men  each  and  every  year,  day  in  and day  out  assuring  low-income  people  seeking  self-sufficiency  have  an  equal  chance.  Smart  &  Sexy  Day brings  awareness  to  this  important  work  and  the  impact  our  members  are having on thousands of people’s lives in your community.”

alison vaughn ms goal digger

Alison vaughn

As  part  of  the  celebration, the  Alliance  of  Career  Development  Nonprofit(ACDN) member  organizations  will provide a day of workforce training, professional image classes and individual support for women with the goal of  enabling  them  to  take  action,  secure  employment  and  enhance  the  quality  of  their  lives.  The  goal  of  the holiday  is  to  help  women  feel  good  about  who  they  are,  because  feeling  good  is  looking  good.

Women  who attend   Smart   &   Sexy  Day will receive Smart  &  Sexy  foundation  garments from Smart  &  Sexy as  well  as goal tips from Alison Vaughn, author of the book, “Ms Goal Digger, Success is Sexy!,” a CEO’s guide to goal setting, dressing the part and having it ALL!. The impact of the day is to demonstrate how Smart & Sexy, ACDN and their member organizations support women in more ways than one!

Attendees will also be taught how to apply make-up, grooming tips and how to organize their closet.

“As an organization that strives to inspire women every day, Jackets for Jobs is incredibly proud to participate in Smart & Sexy Day again this year, said Alison Vaughn, Executive Director of Jackets for Jobs. “We know that our clients will leave this event empowered, self-confident and ready to start a new chapter in their professional lives -the same way we strive to make them feel each time they leave our office .”Providing that learning opportunity during Smart and Sexy Day–and every day –is the mission of our 23 member organizations. ”

Special programming, including accurate fittings and free foundational garments from Smart & Sexy will be held in the following cities in the month of March:

  • Bloom (San Rafael, CA) –March 16
  • Bottomless Closet (New York, NY)-March 13
  • Career Wardrobe (Philadelphia, PA) -March 7
  • Desert Best Friend’s Closet (Palm Desert, CA) –March 24
  • Jackets for Jobs, Inc. (Detroit, MI) –March 15
  • Junior League of Elizabeth Plainfield Career Closet (Cranford, NJ)–March 22
  • Ladies of Valor Empowerment (Miami, FL)-March 25
  • Suited for Success (Oklahoma City, OK) -March 23
  • Tailored for Success (Malden, MA) –March 30
  • Transforming Lives & Restoring Hope, Inc. (Roanoke Rapids, NC) –March 18
  • WHW (Santa Ana, CA) –March 24
  • YWCA Allentown’s The Perfect Fit for Working Women (Allentown, PA) –March 27

 

All Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits (ACDN) Members will receive product from Smart & Sexy to give to their clients. For a full list of ACDN members, visit www.acdnonline.org/locations

About Jackets for Jobs:

Jackets for Jobs, the brain child of Alison Vaughn and based in Detroit, Michigan, currently provides skills, training, employment etiquette, and professional clothing to job seekers and has helped over 15,000 individuals find a job with their training program.

The organization is a 501© non-profit organization. Since opening our doors in 2000, Jackets for Jobs has helped more than 15,000 clients achieve their job seeking goals with our training program. Jackets for Jobs has expanded their reach and has an office on Botswana, Africa. Nationally, the organization has been supported and applauded by Donald Trump, The cast from The Apprentice, ABC’s The View, NBC’s Today Show and they have had the distinct honor of ringing the closing bell on NASDAQ in New York City.

 

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