Empower Hour

When: March 8 2020

Where: Sydney, Australia


Now in its’ 4th year, Dress for Success is powering up our Empower Hour campaign for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2020.

Empower Hour is quite simply a ‘pay it forward’ campaign, you pledge an hour of your pay to help a woman, who may be struggling with unemployment and financial difficulty, on the path to employment and financial security for herself and her family.

Thanks to the incredible support of our supporters and corporate partners, Dress for Success was able to upskill and empower an additional 477 Australian women in 2019 – helping them out of hardship and into the workforce. In 2020 we’re going to need your help…

We’re looking for companies who are proudly dedicated to female empowerment and equality in their workplace to partner with us for International Women’s Day 2020.

This years’ theme is Each4Equal – We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create an equal world.

The women we support may have been made redundant, have faced gender, age or racial discrimination or may be dealing with a motherhood penalty after giving up their careers to care for children, other family members, recovering from a health-care crisis, the breakdown of a marriage, experiencing domestic violence or intergenerational poverty.

There are so many barriers to gaining a foothold in the workforce for many women and our programs reconnect clients who are often isolated and facing financial despair through dressing services, workshops and coaching to find work.

We’re stronger and more powerful when we come together so partner with Dress for Success this International Women’s Day and together we can help create a fairer and equal world for Australian women.

If you are keen to support the campaign personally or discuss International Women’s Day partnership opportunities please contact empower@dfssydney.org or call Beverley Brock on 02 9517 9537.

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