You must be the change

you wish to see in the world.

Our mission is to empower women to live better lives.

This Woman’s Work (TWW) is as 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a safe environment for girls and women to gain access to personal development, career opportunities, quality of life improvement and ultimately economic empowerment.

Founded by Carla Lane, owner of LaneStaffing, our non-profit was inspired by the needs she saw in her employment business where women were applying for jobs they were not ready for they did not have the proper clothing or just needed other support to create a better lifestyle for themselves and their family.

This Woman’s Work has impacted the lives of more than 4,500 women and girls by putting our four principles above everything else.


A Safe Space

For young women to learn coping and life skills via our Stepping into Strength program with IronWomen Mentorship; designed to embody strength & enhance existing talents.



That offer career development tools, employment opportunities, self-esteem counseling, and support to women and girls of all ages regardless of race and socio-economic background.



With local school districts to assist girls representing 7 local high schools in 3 different districts and we are continuing to expand so that we may have a thriving community for those we serve.


Financial Support

To ensure cultural, educational and experiences that encourage personal growth and encourage participation in secondary education (and college) and increased job opportunities.

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Carla’s Closet, IronWomen Mentor (Iron Sharpens Iron), The Sowing Circle and Stepping into Strength (SIS) Mentoring Program are all programs designed to embody strength, empower women and girls, enhance existing talents and enriching the lives of the women our programs touch.

Carla’s Closet

Our mission is to empower women to live better lives.

Carla’s Closet has provided over 3,500 prom dresses since 2017 in partnership with the HISD Project Prom and Spring ISD. It also has provided professional clothing for more than 100+ clients in the Greater Houston and surrounding areas. The Closet serves as an emergency responder supporting Strategic Partners in the Greater Houston area to help women and girls in real time with clothing needs for interviews and ongoing work activity. We are one of the primary local providers of slip-resistant shoes for women in non-professional industries.


Mentorship Program

Our mission is to empower women to live better lives.

Our ‘IronWomen’ Mentorship Program has over 40 active mentors that dedicate their time, treasure and talent to support our SISters (participants of the Stepping Into Strength (SIS) Mentoring Program. Based on the principle that “Iron Sharpens Iron”, these women are entrepreneurs, executive-level professionals, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, etc. They support the high school mentees at monthly meetings, serve as presenters, chaperones and have funded the activities and outings for the girls for five years.

Stepping Into Strength

Our mission is to empower women to live better lives.

Stepping into Strength (SIS) Mentoring Program has mentored over 100 high school girls in grades 9-12 since its inception. We take approximately 25 girls each calendar year (100+ over the past four years) and are pleased that we have 12 students that are currently enrolled in college programs. The program is designed to develop or enhance topics in the areas of Life Skills, Enrichment, Exposure, Personal Development, College or Post Secondary Decision Making, Health and Wellness, Money and Financial Management, Safety and Bullying, and Self-esteem building.

The Sowing Circle

Our mission is to empower women to live better lives.

The Sowing Circle has built a community of women dedicated to personal development, reading and supporting each other via sharing life experiences. The premise is based on the history of African American women sharing information during slavery under the guise of SEWING when it was not permitted. This is a time to experience the world through reading and connect with other women monthly to discuss thoughts and ideas behind shared works of fiction, non-fiction and personal development. The program was developed in partnership with the Houston Public Library.

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