Kensington International Hosts 5th Annual Poised for Success Women’s Executive Networking Event

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Kensington International hosted their Women’s Executive Networking and Charity event to benefit Poised for Success on April 24, 2013.

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Kensington International, a full service talent management firm providing retained executive search, leadership development and career transition services, hosted their 5th Annual Women’s Executive Networking and Charity Event on April 24, 2013. Held every year since 2009, the event benefits Poised for Success, a non-profit organization founded in 2002 and based near Chicago, Illinois. Kensington’s charity event continues to grow; this year it raised more than $4,000, had 1,500 pieces of clothing and accessories donated, while also adding to the volunteer roster.

The mission of Poised for Success is to provide interview and business appropriate clothing to women in need. In addition, volunteers assist clients in building self-esteem and interview skills, and provide referrals to other local organizations providing job skills training and job placement.

Their mission aligns with Kensington’s core values and philosophy as a Talent Management Firm for Caring Companies. Gail Foster, Executive Director of Poised for Success, commented, “Who better to understand and appreciate the importance of making a great first impression than Kensington International? We are so fortunate to have a wonderful partnership with such a great company. They are a company who knows that people do matter. The wonderful donations help our clients to forget what they don’t have and instead empower them to focus on the amazing skills they do.”

The event was enjoyed by all who attended including Lyn Bulman, Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources of Fellowes, who shared, "The Poised for Success event has it all - food and wine, time to meet old friends and make new contacts, and, most of all, the opportunity to support a great cause while clearing out the wardrobe. Thanks to Kensington, I've had a good time at the last three events and I'm looking forward to the next one."

Kensington International is already planning for the 6th annual event to be held in the spring of 2014.

About Poised For Success

Located in the heart of DuPage County, Illinois, Poised For Success® is a non-profit organization serving the suburban Chicagoland area. Our mission is to provide, at no charge, interview and business appropriate clothing to women in the job market. In addition to providing business-appropriate clothing, our volunteers assist clients in building self-esteem and interview skills, as well as referrals to other local service organizations providing job-skills training and job placement. These services give our clients the self-confidence necessary to secure a job and move beyond the need for financial assistance. Additional information can be found by visiting

About Kensington International

Founded in 1989, Kensington International ranks among the largest and most successful Talent Management firms in the U.S. and provides high touch and highly customized Executive Search, Leadership Development, and Outplacement services to its clients through its three distinct lines of business.

Kensington International serves its clients globally through its Partner Organizations – Career Partners International and Agilium Worldwide Search Partners. Additional information can be found by visiting

About Career Partners International

Established in 1987, Career Partners International is one of the world’s largest and most successful global providers of talent management solutions. Organizations of all sizes and industries turn to Career Partners International to successfully assess, engage, develop and transition talent using the expertise of over 1600 highly experienced professionals in the areas of assessment, executive coaching, leader development and outplacement. With more than 200 offices in over 40 countries around the world, Career Partners International assures that its clients have local experts with global reach in talent development, career management, executive coaching, outplacement and career transition services. Additional information can be found by visiting

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