Connect to Greatness, Inc. (C2G) is a 501(c)3 organization that was founded five years ago to empower and inspire African American/Black boys, primarily in the 6th through12th grades, to become leaders and change-makers via 30-weeks’ worth of character-building coaching sessions.
The organization recently launched its BOSS project to provide five Black working moms with the resources needed to launch their own nonprofit organizations. The five BOSS Project entrepreneurs are Stephanie Bland, Jeree Evans, Regina Horne, Teneka King, and Charman Postel.
Dress for Success has tailored its basic job readiness program to address the needs of the BOSS Project women as they embark upon growing their own enterprises. Our sessions covered personal branding and how to capitalize on the value of LinkedIn; offered advice on drafting “sales” materials such as their own bios and descriptions of their services and programs, and they were trained on public speaking. And, in addition to the power-dressing attire, DFS hired a photographer to provide each woman with a professional headshot.
“It’s fitting to have Dress for Success on board for The BOSS Project and we are grateful that they are extending their services to our budding entrepreneurs,” said C2G President Cassondra Corbin-Thaddies. She anticipates the new nonprofits will be up and running within the next six months.