Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success: “Find your purpose and your passion.”

Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success: “Find your purpose and your passion.”

Skimm'd from The Couch - May 1, 2019 - 27:06

Joi Gordon is the CEO of Dress for Success. That’s the nonprofit that provides low-income women clothing and career counseling to help them succeed in their careers. But she didn’t start there. Joi got her start as a lawyer and volunteered at Dress for Success on the side. Not long after that, she switched over full time. And she’s spent the last 20 years growing the nonprofit from one storefront in NYC … to a global entity. On the Couch, she talks to us about why she gave up her law career (6:00), what she looks for when hiring full-time employees (10:50), and the key to convincing people to get on your side (14:25). PS: This week, we’re getting our focus on with Oprah’s new book, “The Path Made Clear.” Get it here.

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theSkimm's co-founders and co-CEOs, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, started their company from a couch. Now they’re bringing it back to one, and inviting powerful female leaders to sit down and chat about everything from celebrating career wins to the worst advice they've ever received. It’s an inside look at what it’s really like on the road to success. No BS, no sugarcoating.

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