Established in ChCh in 2003, Dress for Success has been one of my favourite charities right from the start.
The mission statement says that Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
The name says it all. Dress for Success. I loved the idea that we could pass on clothes to help women enter or re-enter the workforce.
It’s one of those invisible barriers - not having the wherewithal to buy the kinds of clothes that can help you walk into an interview with confidence.
But the clothes are just the beginning - the outward sign of the empowerment model at play.
Dress for Success is focused on unlocking the potential to succeed in the work place.
They champion each individual woman. They take time. They listen. They style. They mentor. And together – they succeed. And we can all be a part of this.
Today we are celebrating the return to the CBD after the earthquakes forced the service out to Riccarton. This will make the service truly accessible once again.
So to Dress for Success - Welcome Home!