Looking to do something nice for those in need this holiday? Consider donating to Dress for Success, an international nonprofit that supports disadvantaged women so they can find jobs and stay employed. They provide women with work-appropriate professional clothes, a support network, as well as career development tools. Dress for Success has helped 650,000 women become more self-sufficient since they started in 1997...which all sounds fabulous to us!

By Alyssa Walter
December 21, 2012
Bethenny Frankel may be down-to-earth, but her story has—dare we say it—fairy-tale-like qualities. For many years, the one-time natural foods chef struggled to pay her bills; then, almost overnight, her hard work paid off. She became a one-woman cottage industry, thanks to her light Skinnygirl cocktails (perhaps you've heard of them?), which she sold in 2011 for a hefty sum. Her latest project? A daytime talk show airing in 2013. Despite an insane schedule (and bustling home life with her husband, Jason, and their 2-year-old daughter, Bryn), the 42-year-old makes it look easy. Try her life strategies to make 2013 your best year yet.
Jim Wright


Jim Wright

Looking to do something nice for those in need this holiday? Consider donating to Dress for Success, an international nonprofit that supports disadvantaged women so they can find jobs and stay employed.

They provide women with work-appropriate professional clothes, a support network, as well as career development tools. Dress for Success has helped 650,000 women become more self-sufficient since they started in 1997...which all sounds fabulous to us!

Recently, Skinnygirl Cocktails--the low-calorie cocktail brand launched by our December cover model Bethenny Frankel--donated $150,000 to Dress for Success.

The two organizations are partnering on the Inspire Like a Lady campaign, which aims to encourage women to share their stories of who has inspired them, in hopes of helping others to succeed.

If you don't want to donate directly to the nonprofit, you can post an uplifting message on the Skinnygirl Cocktail Facebook page, and the company will donate $1 per post to Dress for Success. (The aim is to help the charity to raise $250,000.)

Inspiring women to be their best selves? We love it!

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