As our Beauty and Grace Heroine, for every purchase of a Beauty & Grace Gift Set, Beauty For Real will donate a lipgloss to Dress For Success Miami.

Founder and Executive Director of Suited for Success / Dress for Success Miami, entrepreneur-at-heart, big idea machine.

Sonia sees a need, comes up with a solution, and then runs with it. In 1994, in the wake of welfare reform, she founded Suited for Success to help women get back into the workforce and become economically self-sufficient. Over the past 23 years, she has grown the organization to include men's and youth programs, added employment and life skills training, aligned the women's program with the growing Dress for Success network, and served over 60,000 individuals in Miami-Dade County. She takes joy in connecting with each client and helping them harness the potential within. 

The mission of Dress for Success Miami is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Through our dedicated services and programs, Dress for Success Miami addresses every phase of a woman’s career—from being unemployed and searching, to recently employed and adjusting, to gainfully employed and succeeding. Our programs transition women toward self-sufficiency by addressing their social and economic needs in relation to work, home and community. Each woman is a success story: she has gone from unemployment to economic independence.