Dress for Success Vancouver

We opened our doors 24 years ago to empower women into the workforce by helping them make that all-important great first impression with professional attire.

Today, we still believe in the vital importance of first impressions, and we also know that to truly empower women and gender-diverse individuals economically and support them as they harness their highest potential we need to invest in a continuum of pre-employment and job-retention training, mentorship, and access to professional networks and a community of support.

These wrap-around programs, combined with our namesake dressing services, address the needs of women and gender-diverse individuals who are striving to enter and advance in the workforce while also addressing systemic constraints to economic empowerment.

Dress for Success Vancouver has served over 44,000 women and gender-diverse individuals in the lower mainland in the last 24 years. Based on the median income for women from the 2016 City of Vancouver Census data, that is a potential economic engine of almost $1.9 billion dollars.

Our work – empowering women and gender-diverse individuals into the workforce by providing them with professional attire, career services, and skills development programs – is made possible by our donors, corporate partners, and thousands of volunteers. This work has never been more important. Women are resilient and are fighting to support themselves and their families – and Dress for Success Vancouver is on the front lines – as an Economic First Responder – to empower women to self-sufficiency and full employment.

Dress for Success Worldwide

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Since starting operations in 1997 in New York city, Dress for Success has expanded to 140 offices in 22 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 1,300,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.

Staff Members

Executive Director

Amanda Sayfy

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Director, Volunteer & Community Engagement

Tasneem Damji

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Director, Client Impact & Career Development

Sydney Budgeon

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Director, Finance & Operations

Alicia Tiberino


Dressing Services Manager

Olena Chuvakina


Program Coordinator

Olivia Poquiz