While some give up in the face of adversity, Kia has learned to thrive.
Like so many others, Kia has encountered a plethora of challenges throughout her life. From overcoming the barriers of single motherhood and domestic violence to battling breast cancer, Kia has remained resilient.
After facing a tougher period in her life, Kia heard a voice inside saying “show me your friends and I can tell you your future.”
Looking around at her current crowd, she immediately determined that she needed to make a change if she wanted to provide a better life for herself and her children.
So she regrouped, found friends with positive influences, and began to focus on herself. That was when she found Together We Bake. She enrolled in their 16 week empowerment program and took her first steps towards self-sufficiency.
Kia’s self-confidence began to grow as she expanded her workforce skills, prepared her own elevator speech, and completed her High School diploma.
Outside of the professional sphere, Kia has continued to spread her positive spirit and willingness to help others. Recently, she received the Act of Kindness Award from the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia (MPDC).
Combining Kia’s good samaritan nature with her drive to climb the professional ladder, all she needed was the right professional attire.
Enter Suited for Change.
“As soon as I entered the door, I felt so proud, it empowered me even more.”