How do you envision the future of Working Wardrobes?
When I look to the future of Working Wardrobes, I envision one that is incredibly bright.
We are in an economy that is so critical for people to re-enter and find new jobs that provide them with the Power of a Paycheck and the dignity of work. So, for us, our core mission of Rebuilding Careers has never been more important or more needed! I am shocked every single day that this essential mission that I started 31 years ago has taken on a much greater meaning today. There is a far greater need than has ever been true for us and it exists not only in our community but in communities across the country.
Now, I will admit that over the years I thought we should be a national organization and there were all kinds of plans I had for that to happen, but every time I ventured down that road, there would be another financial challenge. So, I had to scurry back to take care of day-to-day operations.
I do think there’s an opportunity through a virtual platform to serve many tens of thousands of people across the country with the internal work that we do, with all of our career building tools and techniques and workshops. Also, there is so much that we can do in so many different communities and with the partnerships that we have that could become national partnerships.