Last night, family, friends, peers, volunteers, and staff celebrated as 16 women graduated to life-long Professional Women’s Group (PWG) membership status. Each woman had to commit to months of classes, workshops, projects, and homework. Most importantly, these women had to commit to investing in and loving themselves.
The night was filled with laughs, prizes, and a musical performance from a life-long PWG member, Pamela Caplinger. First Lady Alicia Ramsey, of New Life Worship Center, shared an inspiring message about motivation and revelation with the graduates. The celebration concluded with each graduate receiving a necklace with a pearl pendant, symbolic of being formed from grit and work, and a gift from the Yelp Indy community and PWG Resource Committee.
Professional Women’s Group is an optional program at Dress for Success, that provides support and resources to help women retain employment, advance in their careers and lives. Participants are invited to join PWG after they have secured employment.
The night was sponsored, supported, and produced by a host of community partners and volunteers including Fifth Third Bank, MBP Catering, Marian Inc., Tilly’s Tea Room, Circle City Kombucha, Yelp Indy, Phil Donahue Photography, the PWG Advisory Committee, and the PWG Leadership Committee. Thank you all!