Stories

Jess’s Story

When I showed up for my Dress for Success Vancouver suiting appointment, I was beaten down. At the lowest point of my life, with little self-confidence. I was genuinely welcomed as soon as I stepped into the boutique, and everyone treated me with dignity. I joined the PWG and this program opened and changed my life. They offered me the mentors and leadership development that I longed for.

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Eva’s Story

When I came to Canada with my husband 20 years ago, I was hoping for a better life for us.  And, for a while, it was.  My son was born in Canada, but my husband just couldn’t adapt to life here.  He became depressed, gave up and moved back to China.  That meant I was a single mother, receiving no financial support to help raise my son.

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Helen’s Story

Helen is a newcomer from Vietnam. She came to Canada a year ago after 17 years in the banking industry in her home country. She is seeking to make a better life for herself and her family in her new country but, just as she was ready to enter the job market, the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

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Teresa’s Story

Teresa was working as an office manager and marketing assistant in downtown Vancouver when the pandemic hit. The virus rocked the small IT company, and Teresa was one of the people laid off.

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Rachel’s Story

Rachel was working in a health clinic, but her hours disappeared once the pandemic hit. Now, she’s at home taking care of her son and looking for a new job. But times are hard. There aren’t a lot of jobs.

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