Wings is proud to share with you the next installment in our client success story series:
Many of us are comfortable in the role of helping others. But when the person who needs help turns out to be you, the experience can be a humbling one.
No one knows this feeling quite like Asia. An optimistic person and passionate community volunteer, Asia found herself in need of a helping hand during a lengthy struggle to find full-time employment. So she enrolled in a women’s leadership course. It was here where she first came to learn about Wings for Success.
She remembers a representative from Wings bringing a rack of clothing into the library where the course was held. The moment put into perspective for Asia the importance of dressing professionally for an interview in order to present herself in the best possible light. Shortly afterward, she visited Wings for the first time.
Asia was immediately struck by the friendliness of the women at Wings and jokingly referred to her stylists as her “glam fairies.” When she left that day, she walked out with several interview-appropriate outfits. “Wings definitely gave me the confidence to go into an interview feeling comfortable with what I have on. They also helped me grow as a person. They put me on a platform to speak to people. They uplifted me. And I’m very thankful for that.”
Asia’s confidence paid off. Wells Fargo offered her a full-time position as a community banker, where she was able to continue her passion for community activism by helping nonprofit organizations manage their finances and budgets. The position also allowed her the flexibility to volunteer part-time with Good Works, a nonprofit organization dedicated to repairing homes for low-income homeowners in Chester County. Thus, in both her full- and part-time roles, Asia is doing what she loves best—serving her community.
“Being able to help people is always my passion,” she says. “And I’m glad I can give back to my community.”
Her advice to women who are discouraged by a lack of job prospects? “Keep faith alive. Put yourself out there and collaborate with people. Focus on your end goals. I’d never been in a position where I had to reach out for help. The women at Wings were fabulous and were willing to help with a caring spirit. Reaching out to others can help you.”