WHW's Smart & Sexy Day - March 2014
On Friday, March 28th, WHW hosted 16 clients from 7 different nonprofit agency partners for a full day of education and empowerment sponsored by The Women’s Alliance and Smart & Sexy in celebration of Women’s History Month.

The day started with a continental breakfast and ice breaker where everyone had the opportunity to share what they wanted to get from the day and their dream job. The first workshop was a presentation on professional styling facilitated by Wardrobe Coach and author Lauren Solomon. Lauren took the ladies on a fashion journey teaching them how to present their best selves from the inside out. Then the ladies were treated to a personal shopping experience where they got to pick-out a professional outfit that included shoes, a handbag, jewelry and a Smart & Sexy Bra.

After shopping, the ladies sat down to a catered lunch with a keynote address by WHW CEO, Janie Wolicki. Janie shared her own story of overcoming abuse both physical and emotional and her climb to self-worth and confidence. She ended her presentation by reminding the Smart & Sexy Day clients that if she could do it, so could they. The final workshop was an interactive session where the clients learned to develop and then deliver an effective elevator pitch, one that would exude confidence.

At the end of day, the ladies all completed surveys in which they all agreed that after attending Smart & Sexy Day they felt (1) more self-confident (2) more professional and (3) more prepared for upcoming job interviews. As the ladies departed, they each received a goodie bag and a rose, but more importantly they walked out with their heads held higher, a firm handshake and strong belief in themselves to overcome any obstacle no matter how insurmountable it may appear to pursue their dream of becoming self-sufficient.
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