2017 Dressing Well Calendar
2017 Bates Communications Open Enrollment Leadership Programs
We are proud to continue our partnership with Bates Communications. Their 2017 schedule is now open. We are currently presenting our executive image message at the following Bates Boot Camps:
- Executive Presence Mastery Program
- Executive Presence for Women Leaders
- Speak Like a CEO
Visit the Bates Communications website to sign up and learn more.
Bates Communications Executive Presence for Women Leaders
We kicked off our busy 2017 leadership work with Bates Communications in beautiful Cape Coral, Florida. Prior to the retreat, participants completed an executive presence assessment, the Bates ExPI, which provides multi-rater feedback on perceptions on executive presence. The 3-day program then honed-in on the executive presence developmental themes of the group and included our module on executive image. Pictured with the group at the opening night reception are co-facilitators Suzanne Bates, President and CEO of Bates, and Scott Weighart, Bates Director of Learning and Development. Suzanne is on the far right (you can probably figure out where Scott is!) Bates is hosting two more leadership retreats in Cape Coral in early March. Learn More.
13th Annual Belle of the Ball Dress Collection Kickoff
Please drop off your good quality, trendy prom dresses to any Anton's Cleaners or Jordan's Furniture today through April 4th. Belle of the Ball distributes cleaned prom dresses at no charge to high school junior and senior girls who could not otherwise afford to attend their school's prom. Unlike other prom gown collection drives, this program culminates with a day-long boutique where deserving girls are invited for a day of personal shopping and pampering. Last year, over 400 deserving girls participated in Boutique Day. (To view highlights from Boutique Day, click here.) We need your help to ensure Belle of the Ball is a success again this year. Thank you!
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Leadership Conference, Bryant University
Mary Lou Andre closes this one-day conference on the campus of Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island with her inspiring presentation: "Ten Guiding Principles for Growing a Profitable Business while Giving Back to the Community." For information about how you can bring this program to your organization, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Dressing Well gift certificates are perfect for both men and women who would enjoy expert help shopping in their closets and at the mall. Follow this link to review our most popular packages. Our gift certificates can be sent electronically and downloaded easily for your convenience. They beat chocolate every time! Check out our fun Valentine's Day blog post by Dressing Well stylist Kathy Smith.
Repeat Performance at Boston Women Communicators
Dressing Well Stylist Sarah Zengo returns to deliver "The Art of Dressing Well" at the spring kickoff meeting of Boston Women Communications. Follow this link to learn more about the BWC and register. The event takes place from 6-9 at The College Club on Commonwealth Ave in Boston. You do not have to be a member to attend. Contact us to bring this program to your organization.
"What a wonderful presentation you gave to BWC. Thank you! I'm sure you noticed by the many questions how much you had engaged your audience. They were just delighted."
President & Founder
Boston Women Communicators
25 Years of Dressing Well
Mary Lou Andre started Organization By Design, Inc. (the parent company of Dressing Well) on April 1, 1992 with no clients, no capital and very little personal money to put into the business. She sold her wedding dress to pay for stationary and business cards and even more clothes out of her closet to buy a computer and memberships to women's organizations where she could meet and network with women who could afford her services. Today Mary Lou is one of the country's most sought after experts on professional image, appearing regularly in the national media and working with both private and corporate clients across the United States and Canada. Follow this link to read the rest of the Dressing Well story.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of our firm, we are pleased to announce the launch of The Dressing Well Charitable Foundation. Our Foundation provides monetary support to other 501(c)(3) organizations, especially those that offer clothing, career support and social services to women, men and children while encouraging self-sufficiency. Please visit the Fashionable Giving section of our website to learn more about our long standing relationship with several prominent non-profits and why we support them year in and year out. While we will continue to donate our time and talent to the charities we love, our Foundation allows us to increase the financial support they also need to thrive. We greatly appreciate your generous donations (100% which are tax-deductible) to help further the good work of these outstanding organizations. Thank you.
13th Annual Belle of the Ball
Dressing Well Stylist Sarah Zengo and client Carey Heath help the over 500 girls who participated in the 12th annual Belle of the Ball last year at Simmons College in Boston. Dresses, shoes, jewelry and smiles were in abundance! Hats off to lead sponsor Anton's Cleaners. They truly know how to make dreams come true. Check out this clip on Fox 25 Boston that gives a great overview of the event (including an interview with Mary Lou Andre about why Dressing Well sponsors the event each year.) We look forward to another successful day this year!
2016 Events We'd Still Like to Share!
25 Years of Dressing Well in the Boston Globe
Mary Lou Andre is featured in the Business Plan column of the Boston Sunday Globe. "The power of being appropriately dressed" highlights her 25 years in business while sharing 5 of her business building insights that have never gone out of style.
Dressing Well in The Patriot Ledger
Mary Lou Andre offers professional image tips for job seekers while helping childhood friend Lisa Duncan get ready for a new job search. Click here to view the article and over two dozen photos (including some that feature male fashion) that accompany the piece. Special thanks to reporter Dana Barbuto and photographer Greg Derr for capturing the advice just right!
4th Annual Needham Community Council Fashion Show
For the 4th year in a row, we participated in the annual Needham Community Council Fashion Show, featuring clothing and accessories that are available at the Council Thrift Shop. This show is a benefit for the Council CAP Program (Child Assault Prevention) and the Needham DVAC (Domestic Violence Action Committee).
View a photo album of this year's show or check out this video to see dozens of volunteer models strutting their stuff in spring attire while also learning why the show is one of our favorite rites of spring.