Group helps empower women with work attire

A group of women are seeking to empower other women by giving them some tools to success.

A group of women are seeking to empower other women by giving them some tools to success.

A group of women are seeking to empower other women by giving them some tools to success. (1/14/17)

THE BRONX - A group of women are seeking to empower other women by giving them some tools to success.

With the help of Church Alive, Laurel Burkett created Women of Courage to help empower women in the community. 

As a business owner, Burkett recalls interviewing candidates that didn't dress appropriately.

Burkett was inspired to help women by opening the shop and collecting donations. Since then the group has collected dozens of articles of clothing and accessories, not only for women but for children and men as well.

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