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Doral styles college students for workplace

Lucienne Gigante, senior vice president of marketing, public relations and community at Doral Bank (striped dress), checks out some of the outfits to be donated to the students.

As part of its commitment to women at all of their professional stages, Doral Bank this week celebrated the second edition of its “Style a Student” program, through which it donates work attire to college students with limited resources and helps integrate them to the labor force.

The event held at Doral’s Leadership Center gathered students from three branches of the Ana. G. Méndez University system — Turabo University, Metropolitan University and Universidad del Este — who also participated in educational seminars by bank professionals.

While Tanya Vélez, vice president of talent development and management, gave tips on mastering a job interview, Ilia Rodríguez, senior vice president of administration, provided essential information on leadership and skills.

“Our commitment is to empower and support women’s development as future leaders. This program links experienced women with Puerto Rico’s entrepreneurial future to give them the help they need as they enter the workforce,” said Lucienne Gigante, senior vice president of marketing, public relations and community at Doral Bank.

The garments were donated by women entrepreneurs who participated in a series of events and seminars offered by the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association Professional Women and Entrepreneurs Network and the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce.

Women interested in donating their clothes for this program can do so at Doral Bank’s Roosevelt Ave. headquarters.

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