More than 800 items of professional attire were donated
HOUSTON – In a time when women face the highest loss of jobs in U.S. history, Chevron Phillips Chemical and ExxonMobil made a large financial and clothing donation today to Dress for Success Houston (DFSH).
The suit drive benefiting DFSH was spearheaded by the two companies’ Baytown locations, where Heather Betancourth of Chevron Phillips Chemical and Halisha Balla of ExxonMobil serve as co-chairs for the Baytown Chapter of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GHWCC).
GHWCC has a long history of impacting the community with annual service events, and Balla and Betancourth chose DFSH as their holiday charity to support because both feel passionate about helping women succeed in the workplace.
“Having the right attire for a job interview is a competitive advantage often overlooked. But it really does go a long way in boosting a woman’s confidence in herself as well as shaping other people’s first impression of her so she can wow them with her skill sets,” said Betancourth.
In addition to the clothing donation, Chevron Phillips Chemical made a $10,000 contribution and ExxonMobil donated 100 professional resume portfolios to DFSH to honor the efforts of their employees who participated in the suit drive.
“At ExxonMobil, our hope and aspiration with this donation initiative are to not only equip women with the appropriate professional apparel so that they can walk with confidence into any job interview, but also feel more empowered to improve both their professional and personal lives,” said Balla.
DFSH believes “one woman, one suit, one job can change the world” and the efforts of Chevron Phillips Chemical and ExxonMobil contribute to that reality. Learn more about DFSH and their community impact.
Since 1998, DFSH has provided business attire, a much-needed boost of confidence, and job retention and career advancement services to more than 45,000 women in the Houston community. An independent 501(c)(3) corporation registered in the state of Texas, DFSH is part of a worldwide network of 150 affiliates in 30 countries.
About Chevron Phillips Chemical
Chevron Phillips Chemical is one of the world’s top producers of olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics, specialty chemicals, plastic piping and polymer resins. With approximately 5,000 employees, Chevron Phillips Chemical and its affiliates own nearly $17 billion in assets, including 31 manufacturing and research facilities in six countries. Chevron Phillips Chemical is equally owned indirectly by Chevron Corporation and Phillips 66, and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. For more information about Chevron Phillips Chemical, visit www.cpchem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter: @chevronphillips.
ExxonMobil, one of the largest publicly traded international energy companies, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is one of the largest refiners and marketers of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world. To learn more, visit exxonmobil.com and the EnergyFactor.