Helping women make a professional first impression

AtWater Consulting Ltd. launched its Professional First Impressions clothing drive with a donation of women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories and toiletries to the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre earlier this month.

The drive aims to collect gently used women’s business clothing throughout March. The clothing will then be distributed to known and trusted organisations such as the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, the Women’s Resource Centre and the Passport2Success’ Unemployed Single Mother’s programme.

Clients of these organisations will be able to select outfits when needed to attend work and job interviews, allowing them an avenue to gain valuable experience in the working environment.

Pilar Bush, owner and managing director of AtWater Consulting, said the drive was planned for the month of March to coincide with Honouring Women’s Month, therefore bolstering the initiative to benefit and find strength and success through the focus on women.

“AtWater is an organisation founded and run by women,” Ms Bush said. “We wanted to participate in Honouring Women’s Month in a meaningful way and thought that the Professional First Impressions clothing drive allowed us to do just that.

“We talked with those in leadership positions in a number of women’s organisations and they confirmed that this drive was needed,” she said. “It aligns with our goal to empower women and affords them the opportunity to make professional first impressions in the workplace. We are confident that the professional women in our community will take advantage of this opportunity to be part of the ‘women supporting women’ movement and we look forward to receiving their donations at AtWater’s office on the third floor, Marquee Place.”

The Professional First Impressions clothing drive began 1 March and will end on Friday, 30 March. Donations can be made at the AtWater offices, 3rd Floor, Marquee Plaza (above Triple Crown Pub) on West Bay Road.

For more information please contact Erika Walton at 623-7100 or email her on [email protected]