Charity Helping Women Dress for Success Receives Helping Hand
17 August 2018 at 5:25 pm
A Brisbane charity providing smart and professional clothing to women for job interviews has won a $10,000 grant.
Suited to Success, which helps women “one outfit at a time” to overcome barriers to employment, received a grant for $10,000 from the Brisbane Women’s Club (BWC) charitable grants program.
The grant will allow Suited to Success to assist even more women to get job ready and will contribute to the charity’s association with Australian Catholic University (ACU), to further develop a youth program specifically identifying and addressing women’s issues related to employment.
BWC President Robin Francis said: “We saw the incredible work Suited to Success were doing for women and just knew we had to support this program, which aligns perfectly with what BWC represents.
“What we particularly liked about Suited to Success was we could see real potential to make a tangible difference to employment outcomes for disadvantaged women.”
Suited for Success general manager Nicole Hard said the grant would also allow them to select and work with 10 women facing barriers to employment.
The charity will provide them with a styling session, assist them with their resume and interview skills, and help them develop a personal and professional plan.
“We will be supporting our clients on their journey over a three to six month period and are excited to see the results,” Hard said.
“We hope this program will give us a real insight into specific women’s needs when searching for a job.
“It’s all about identifying the barriers and developing a program that can really make a difference. Programs like the Brisbane Women’s Club grants are vital to continue to operate.”