About Suited for Success
Suited For Success provides professional clothing and career development services to low-income women who have completed a job training or job readiness program and are actively seeking employment. We feel that our services empower our clients to successfully obtain and maintain employment thus ensuring their economic independence. Our services are available to our clients at no charge.
Clients are referred by a number of social service agencies and job readiness programs. Our clients range in age from 18 to 65; many entering the job market for the first time; 95% are single mothers, many of whom have been abused, and many come from area shelters. We have recently opened our doors to those coming out of programs of the criminal justice system.
Almost all of our clients report incomes of less than $10,000. The need for our services is apparent and Suited For Success is the only organization in the central Oklahoma region providing these services.
To successfully obtain and maintain employment, our clients must present a professional and confident image at the interview and on the job. Appropriate interview attire builds confidence, which allows the woman to present herself as professional, assured, and employable. We try to address the “Catch-22” syndrome—If a woman does not have a job she cannot afford career clothing. Yet, without appropriate attire for an interview, she cannot get a job.
Suited For Success is dedicated to helping economically disadvantaged women secure and retain employment. Our goal is to provide women with free business attire and give them the opportunity to attend career development workshops to increase their interpersonal skills in a business context.