According to a PINK Magazine survey, Ninety-eight percent says style impacts career success, yet many claim “nothing to wear”. In a survey participants included business owners, senior managers and young professionals conducted by PINK Magazine and Corset Personal Styling. Over half of professional women said pulling together an outfit presents a significant challenge and nearly 60 percent say they have “nothing to wear,” one-third said they spend more than three to six weeks annually shopping for, accessorizing, and pulling together their wardrobe. According to the survey, nearly 25 percent of CEOs, female executives and business owners admitted to withholding an employee’s promotion or raise because of how she dresses at work.
“In today’s corporate culture, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. The good news is whether you’re a vice president or just getting started in your career, female professionals can build a powerful wardrobe at any budget,” says Cynthia Good, editor of Atlanta-based PINK Magazine. “With appearance being key to workplace advancement, women should consider their wardrobe management as business critical as employee, time, or budget management.”
Style is a significant tool in the workplace arsenal when it comes to career success, says a resounding 98 percent of working women. To read the full article and results, click here.