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Dress for Success calendar highlights resilient women

Each month features a different woman from the Simcoe County area and her story of how COVID-19 impacted her life
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Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie has announced a new 2021 Resilience Calendar.

The organization has been working on this project for months now and is thrilled to have the printed copies out in the community.

The calendar features women in the Simcoe County area who have shown remarkable resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

They've juggled school, jobs, small businesses, parenting and more throughout this difficult time. Each month features a different woman and her story of how COVID-19 impacted her life, as well as what she's done to cope and adapt in her professional and personal life.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused what experts have dubbed a "SHE-cession", with women suffering disproportionately higher job losses and being hired back at a lower rate than men.

Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie believes in the perseverance, intelligence and skills of women and seeks to celebrate these qualities in the new calendar. The organization believes that women are enormous assets to their employers, to business communities and to their community in general. 

Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie would like to extend special thanks to local talents Samantha Budd of Elephant Shoe Photography who took all the photos, and David Sauder who designed the calendar. Huge thanks are also extended to the women who took time out of their busy lives to participate in the calendar.

The calendars are $20 each and 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie and their work to support local women in gaining employment and economic independence.

The calendar is available for purchase at the following locations: ⠀⠀⠀⠀


Apple Annie's Café & Shop
Candles with Care
Coco's Cookies
Fashion Therapy
Makers Market
Refillery District
Sharp Image Salon and Spa
Studio Eleven
tnt Fine Lingerie & Bra Boutique
YJ Dancefit


Beauty FX Nail Salon
Curio Exploration Hub⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

All the women featured in the calendar are selling copies of it as well.

To learn more about their programs or to keep up with all the news from Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie, follow them on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or visit their website.