For Immediate Release
Wendy Chang, YWCA O‘ahu
Dress for Success® Honolulu Empowers Women through Success is Calling™ Program
TracFone Brand to Donate 20% of all Handset Sales at Walmart in April to Dress for Success
Honolulu, Hawaii – March 29, 2016 – TracFone®, one of America’s leading no-contract cell phone service providers, and Dress for Success® are teaming up to expand the Success is Calling™ program to twice as many women and cities nationwide as it did in 2015. The Success is Calling program provides women with knowledge and resources to help them thrive during the interview process, with emphasis on the critical first step to employment – the phone interview. As a result of the Success is Calling program in 2015, the majority of the 300 program graduates landed a job, including 14 Honolulu women.
Dress for Success Honolulu at YWCA O‘ahu, which helps hundreds of Honolulu women on average find gainful employment each year, will continue to participate in the program and offer local program workshops throughout August, September and October at its Laniākea location on Richards street.
Upon completion of the program, TracFone will provide each graduate with a smartphone and one year of service for support as they prepare to enter the workforce. And, TracFone is donating 20 percent of its handset sales at Walmart, up to $525,000, to Dress for Success throughout the month of April to equip women with the tools and skills needed to build successful, long-term careers.
For more information on Success is Calling, interview tips and graduate testimonials, please visit TFSuccessisCalling.com.
About Dress for Success
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 145 cities in 20 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 925,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org to learn more.
About TracFone Wireless
TracFone is a no-contract cellphone service provider owned by TracFone Wireless, Inc., America’s largest prepaid no-contract cell phone provider. TracFone Wireless is a subsidiary of América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. ("AMX") (BMV: AMX; NYSE: AMX; Nasdaq: AMOV; LATIBEX: XAMXL). AMX is the leading provider of telecommunication services in Latin America.
*Donation of smartphones and cell phone service valued at up to $100,000.