About Poised For Success®

Our Story


Located in the heart of DuPage County, Illinois, Poised For Success® s a non-profit organization serving the suburban Chicagoland area. Our mission is to provide, at no charge, interview and business appropriate clothing to women in the job market.  In addition to providing business-appropriate clothing, our volunteers assist clients in building self-esteem and interview skills, as well as referrals to other local service organizations providing job-skills training and job placement.  These services give our clients the self-confidence necessary to secure a job and move beyond the need for financial assistance.

Originally founded in 2002, Poised For Success is the result of a group of dedicated women who wanted to ensure that every woman has the opportunity to become financially independent. Poised For Success is supported entirely by community donations and a strong volunteer base.

Poised For Success promotes economic self-sufficiency in women by providing business clothing and referrals for career training to women on financial assistance. Our clients struggle with the emotional roller coaster of being qualified for a position, but have no resume, no interviewing experience, and no clothes for either an interview or to wear once hired. Poised For Success is dedicated to helping that woman – and every woman like her – make her appearance enhance her opportunities, not detract from them.

In the last four years, Poised For Success has provided services to nearly 1,000 women, 88% of whom believe that they have received a monetary promotion as a result of our assistance and 76% of whom believe that this job has afforded them more financial freedom.
 
We serve women located in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. This includes Addison, Batavia, Bartlett, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Villa Park, West Chicago, Wheaton, Winfield, West Chicago, St. Charles and the suburban areas surrounding Chicago. 

A Better Life!

Poised For Success serves women in Chicago and the suburbs including, but not limited to: Addison, Batavia, Bartlett, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Villa Park, West Chicago, Wheaton, Winfield, West Chicago, St. Charles and the suburban areas surrounding Chicago.  Poised For Success exists to make things possible, but it's your support that makes them happen.  

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Disclaimer: We are an independent organization that is not affiliated with any other organization of the same or similar name.