Sending out an S.O.S.



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This year, in celebration of our 20th anniversary we are blowing out Send One Suit Week with a month long drive in August.

During the month of August, we ask members of our community to host a drive at their workplaces, places of worship or other organization. During the drive, hosts collect women’s suits and blousesa, shoes, and accessories to benefit Dress for Success Indianapolis and the women we serve. If you don’t want to or don’t think you can organize a drive, we have some cool ideas for financial donations too.

We make it easy and provide you all the materials you need to promote your drive and involve your people.

As an added bonus, each clothing and financial donor will receive a coupon for dry cleaning from our partners, Classic Cleaners!

Click here and sign up today!

2019 Stepping Out in Style Models

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Top L-R: Erica Boyd, Pamela Caplinger, Mary Boelke, Dr. Katrice Albert Bottom L-R: Yonna Lee, Penny Smith, Melissa St John, Carrie Dragoo Tidwell Not Pictured: Sarah Fisher Hartman, Joyce Irwin, Anne Hathaway, Courtney Roberts, Angela Smith Jones

Dr. Katrice Albert
Executive Vice President of Inclusion and Human Resources

Mary Boelke
Indianapolis Managing Partner
Deloitte LLP

Erica Boyd

Consumer Service Associate

Anthem Blue Cross and Shield


Pamela Johnson

Team Lead


Sarah Fisher Hartman
Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

Anne Hathaway
Hathaway Strategies

Joyce Irwin
President & CEO
Community Health Network Foundation

Yonna Lee

DEERS/Site Security Manager with General Dynamics

DFAS Indianapolis

Courtney Roberts
Director, Global Health Philanthropic Initiatives
Eli Lilly and Co

Penny Smith

Loan Operations Assistant: Collateral Review Team, Loan Operations

National Bank of Indianapolis

Angela Smith Jones
Deputy Major of Economic Development
City of Indianapolis

Melissa St. John
Relocation Strategies

Carrie Dragoo Tidwell
Clove Senior Care

Five Ways to Prioritize Your Wellness in the Workplace

By: Katie Ellis, Marketing Director at RJE Business Interiors

After securing a job, it can be easy to settle into a new role and focus solely on getting the job done. With that though, it’s important to remember to continue to take care of yourself — especially if you work in a desk-based job where you’ll be sedentary for most of the day. Studies show that integrating wellness activities into your daily routine will make you a more productive employee — so get up, get going and stay well! Here are five ways to incorporate better wellness into your work routine.

1. Plan ahead for your weekly lunches.
It can be very easy to be lured into going out for lunch with your coworkers several times a week, but it’s not a budget-friendly or wellness-friendly option! Meal prep on Sunday to ensure you have five healthy lunch options to get you through the week.

2. Take meetings on the go.
Any kind of movement is beneficial if you’re sitting behind a computer or at a desk all day. Consider asking a colleague to go for a walk around the neighborhood for your next meeting, rather than sit around a conference table. The extra steps will energize you for the rest of the day!

3. Get out of your seat.
If you have access to a sit-to-stand or height adjustable desk, make the most of it! Standing improves your posture, core strength and is known to increase both energy and productivity.

4. Organize wellness activities.
Every cause needs a champion, so if there isn’t a wellness program at your office, don’t be afraid to approach leadership to implement one! Onsite yoga classes, health assessments and nutrition programs can go far in creating a more wellness-focused workplace.

5. Start a steps challenge.
Do you work with a competitive bunch? Nothing can spur someone to action like a good challenge. Consider implementing an incentive-based steps challenge at your organization to get more people moving across the office. Even if you don’t have an official program, you can challenge a couple of coworkers and get the same results.

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