KUDOS OF THE MONTH: Dress For Success

JOB SEEKING SUPPORT: A woman shops for professional attire at Dress for Success Tulsa’s new location at 3103 S. Harvard Ave.

EMILY RAMSEY for GTR Newspapers

Dress for Success had its start in 1997 and is currently in nearly 150 cities in 20 countries. The nonprofit organization opened its Tulsa affiliate in 2001, with 2016 marking its 15-year anniversary.

Dress for Success Tulsa’s motto for its 15-year anniversary is “I am you: Empowered,” because “we are all women, we’ve all been through stages in our lives, and we all need each other,” says Ronda Adkisson, executive director of Dress for Success Tulsa.

Dress for Success Tulsa provides career services to women who are in search of employment, including employment education, tools, resources, support and professional attire.

Women are referred to Dress for Success Tulsa by more than 140 nonprofit organizations, agencies, shelters, colleges, and technical institutes and are not charged for the services provided.

At the end of February, Dress for Success Tulsa moved into a 5,000-square-foot location, at 3103 S. Harvard Ave., from its previous location at 11th Street and Peoria Avenue.

Construction of the facility was donated by Simmons Homes and its subcontractor crews.

On April 7, Dress for Success Tulsa will hold its grand-opening event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. The store will be open 11 a.m.–6 p.m. for public tours.
Read full story on page 23.

Updated 03-28-2016

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