How To Create Your Own Seat At The Table
The Senate’s confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson as the the sixth women justice ever, and the first black women justice, marks a welcome milestone in our nation’s history.
We are reminded of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to the United States Congress in 1968, who once said: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”
It is clear from the drive of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson that this path is invaluable, from her track record of study and service - with a dash of humor thrown in - all while parenting two daughters.
When I switched my career from finance to fashion, there wasn’t a seat at the table … nobody had a place card ready to welcome me in. Nobody encouraged me to make such a drastic career change, nor did anyone think I would succeed. I remember so clearly how everyone thought I was pursuing a “hobby” and would be back in finance within six months.
Instead of listening to others, I listened to my own voice. I took the action that would get me to where I wanted to go. I packed up and moved to Italy to gain experience in the ever-so-elusive world of high-fashion. After much hard work and sheer determination, I had the great privilege to learn from luxury brands such as Dior and Dolce & Gabbana.
And today ? I have the honor of dressing America’s current and future leaders in AYSHA NY styles.
I encourage ambitious women to bring their own unique blend of skills and intuition to the role they plan to fulfill, and to invest in a wardrobe that reflects that.
When you face a transition of your own, it’s vital to transition your wardrobe so that you make the appropriate impact.
To understand how to dress for today’s work environment, here are four ways to get started:
1. Download our complimentary "Style Codes... Decoded." A how-to guide on getting dressed in 5 minutes or less and making an impact.
2. Book a 1:1 StyleMe session Invest 30 minutes of your time to easily understand which styles will help you stand out.
3. Attend one of our in-studio events to network with high-quality professional women
You will also learn how to dress for impact in just 5 minutes each morning. Contact us to express your interest.
4. Shop the Dressing for the Now Collection directly, online.
Whether it’s bringing a folding chair or taking that executive spot at the head of the table - it’s time to create your own seat, dress the part and make an impact.
As you do, know that the team here at AYSHA NY is right here, ready to help you bring your unique blend of talent and skill to your work, life and beyond.