Workshop to address female image in workplace

April 7th, 2015 Author: Cal Powell  |  706-542-3536  |  More about Cal

Two speakers will address issues affecting women in the workplace at a workshop on April 20 at the UGA Griffin campus.

The workshop, “Your image: It speaks before you open your mouth,” will include topics like what to wear to an interview, social media profiles and even makeup and accessories.

Speakers will be Denise Sowell, a financial advisor with Capitol Street Financial Services Group in McDonough, and Melissa Malcom, a local attorney. 

“We’re going to try to make it fun,” Sowell said. “Melissa and I see an opportunity to help some of the women coming out of college to dress for success. The tips we’ll be giving them are all meant to save them time and money and be more effective in their image-building process.”

Sowell noted that judgments about people are often made “within seconds” based on a person’s appearance. The workshop will even cover shopping tips and how to buy on a budget.

“Your makeup, accessories, outfits, how you wear your hair, it all plays a part in the perception process,” she said. “We’re just going to try to help them realize it’s important to use your time and money wisely.”

The workshop, held in the UGA Griffin Student Learning Center from 12-1 p.m. in room 218, is free and open to the public. Contact Benjamin Byrd at bebyrd@uga.edu for more information and to RSVP.

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