Client Success Story - Teresa Green
Teresa Green came to Oklahoma in 2004 after leaving an abusive relationship and not only had to learn how to care for herself and her son alone, but she also had to navigate the complicated process of a divorce. She joined the Empower program through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and was provided with the training she needed to complete an internship at a local law firm. As Teresa started her journey, Suited For Success was there to provide her with the professional attire she needed to feel confident as she joined an office environment.
After graduating from Empower, Teresa went on to attend and graduate from Rose State College with a degree in paralegal studies and the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Teresa has completed her last year of law school at Oklahoma City University and an externship with Judge Robert E. Bacharach, a federal judge with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. She was a Resource Editor for the Oklahoma City University Law Review. Teresa passed the bar in 2016 and is now in private practice in Midwest City.
Teresa has given back to her community by holding various leadership positions including class president at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, mentoring women through the Empower program, and serving on the Board of the Sustainable Eastern Oklahoma County and Mid-Del Farmers Market.
She praises Suited For Success for helping her and proclaims, “I would not be who I am today without the encouragement and support provided by this wonderful organization. One suit is turning into a lifetime of suits as a lawyer. Thank you Suited For Success!” Teresa serves as an example to all women of what can be accomplished by setting and achieving their goals.