Dress for Success Sydney
We are extremely excited to support Dress for Success Sydney this month.
Dress for Success Sydney is a registered charity that improves the employability of women by increasing confidence and restoring dignity. It does this by outfitting women in need, free of charge, in high quality professional attire and providing practical advice in preparation for job interviews. They are an affiliate of Dress for Success Worldwide, a global charity with 124 affiliates across thirteen countries.
Dress for Success Sydney launched its service in May 2009. In four years the service has prepared over 4,700 women for interviews and other important events in their lives, giving them the confidence and self-esteem to present their best case and maximise their chance of achieving self-sufficiency.
Your clothes tell the world who you are. Research shows that employers rank personality and appearance as significantly more important than skills and experience when selecting front line staff. If you cannot afford to dress professionally for a job interview, you stand a very high chance of being discriminated against. 87,000 women in NSW are currently seeking employment, and Dress for Success Sydney is working to assist women to avoid this discrimination.
Every woman who leaves their showroom has not only a bag bulging with free clothing for a job interview but more importantly she has spent an hour with someone who makes her feel special, who cares about what she will look like and gives her the confidence to face a job interview which may change her life!
Their program makes an impact with over 2000 women each year from their head office in Marrickville and that impacts the confidence and wellbeing of a family which in turn impacts the community in which we live. Like a pebble in a pond, our 2000 personal styling sessions affect over 10,000 Australians.
They would love you to join them at their fabulous Gala Dinner on Friday 11th October, which is their key fundraising event of the year! After a sumptuous dinner by the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, with wines donated by Lion Nathan, the band will provide music to encourage you to take to the dance floor. Denise Hanlon has once again offered to be our MC and Kate Lumby our auctioneer. For more information and to book your ticket, visit http://ow.ly/nwrdq
What a fantastic cause to get behind and support. You can easily help this amazing charity by simply sharing a kindness story here. If you would like to find out more about this wonderful charity, please visit Dress for Success Sydney and like their Facebook page.