Dress for Success empowers women through new attire, programs

Posted: August 14, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Gwen Shankle of Johnson, a volunteer image consultant with Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas, sorts through clothing Thursday at the agency’s Springdale location.

Julie wanted to start working again, but life challenges had knocked down her self-confidence.

At a glance

Dress for Success is an international nonprofit organization that helps women become economically independent by offering business attire, networking opportunities and professional development skills. The organization began in 1997 and has 150 stores across the globe.

Source: Staff report

Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas boutiques

• Rogers: 100 N. Dixieland Road in the Frisco Station Mall; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

• Springdale: 703 N. Thompson St. in the Returning Home Center; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Visit either store to discuss volunteering. New or gently used business attire that is clean and in-season can be donated at the Rogers shop.

Source: Staff report

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