All Dressed Up and Ready for Work

Moxxie Network and Dress for Success Come Together to Support Women Returning to Work - Networking, Presentations, Career Advice, Speed Coaching, Clothing Drive.

Long Island, NY, June 08, 2009 --( Moxxie Network and Dress for Success® Brookhaven, will host their first joint event on June 17, 2009 in support of women returning to work. This first-time exclusive event brings Moxxie Network women together with clients of Dress for Success/Brookhaven, and is open to anyone in Brookhaven Township who wishes to be part of this special evening.

This joint event offers opportunities to network with business savvy women, participate in speed-coaching and gather expert advice and resources to further their professional development, with the added benefit of a clothing drive. The evening kicks off with one hour of networking and dinner, followed by three inspiring ‘Moxxie’ presentations:

“Dressing for Success on a Shoestring Budget,” presented by Lorraine Russo, The Wardrobe Wizard, will demonstrate how to put new outfits together from an existing wardrobe and give expert advice on basic pieces.

“Re-inventing Yourself,” presented by Cindy Carci, Sales Solutions Now, will talk about using current skills to transition into a career.

“A Social Media Approach to the Job Search,” by Shawna Armstrong, Aon Consulting, gives a closer look at how to use LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter and Blogs to find a job.

Next on the agenda for the evening is a stroll through the Speed Coaching and Information tables. A variety of topics on career options, mini-consultations and coaching tips include: career transitioning; court reporting; customer service; wardrobe consults; resume review; Feng Shui work-life; interview skills; Aflac; sales & marketing; mentoring; museum guides; publishing; media; job search skills; banking; event planning and more.

Dress for Success® Brookhaven, sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven, Women’s Services, is an internationally renowned non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. The clients of Dress for Success are referred by agencies and organizations that deal with a variety of women’s issues. Each client is given individual attention. When a client becomes employed, she is invited back for a second suiting and is invited to join the Professional Women’s Group (PWG). The PWG meetings are geared toward helping newly employed women find solutions to problems in a supportive environment and hearing from experts on various issues such as finances and child care. Services are always provided at no cost to the clients.

Moxxie’s Founder and Creator, Beth Meixner, formed this alliance because “who better to help coach these courageous women than the ladies of Moxxie. Our contribution to this foundation can vary among the Moxxie Members – many will donate business suits, others will serve as mentors and some may be prospective employers. It’s a true exchange for both organizations. Our members feel the need to give back and these ladies are looking for a big sister in business.”

Since Moxxie Members are experienced women who have achieved business success each in their own way and under differing circumstances, these women do not forget the people, associations or circumstances that lead to their career achievements. In appreciation of their good fortunes, Moxxie members are dedicated to donating business attire and offer their professional counsel to the clients of Dress for Success.

So bring your business attire (all cleaned and on hangers, please) and any accessories to make a working woman feel put together and ready for action. Large sizes are particularly welcome.

It all takes place from 7 – 9PM at Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY. For additional information or to register, please call Women’s Services at (631) 698-2074.


Moxxie is not just a network of accomplished women, but rather a community of high-powered successful women helping other women in business – it is designed as an organization of sharing and spreading the wealth. Part of being a Moxxie Member is a dedication to charity and the betterment of women. Moxxie is an extraordinary network of strong, powerful professionals looking for like-minded women to thrive and grow with results. These same results will be met with an opportunity to help the pending generation through the Jr Moxxie Program and those having difficulties getting back on their feet, through the partnership with Dress for Success® Brookhaven. Moxxie is much more than a mere networking arena… Moxxie is a character-defining way of life!

Written by Karen Lynn Ferraro, 631.294.5686, AKLYN Marketing & Co.,
Moxxie Network
Beth Meixner