Dress for Success Brisbane

47 Anderson Street, Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD  4006

Phone: +61 7 3216 1969

Dress for Success Brisbane

The Dress for Success Brisbane program aims to break the cycle of long-term unemployment and overcome disadvantage by providing personalised one-on-one or group job search support. The program is designed to help build the self-esteem, self-confidence and life skills essential to achieve their employment goals and secure financial independence.

Clients are referred from a wide range of agencies and we offer a range of holistic services focused on empowering and supporting every woman who walks through our doors.

Styling

Our volunteer stylists offer a personalised one-on-one styling experience in our Boutique to help our clients look their very best. Clothes, shoes and accessories are selected according to the type of job the client is seeking and everyone leaves with a complete outfit suitable for their interview. Clothing and colours are selected from our large selection of donated stock to positively enhance body shape and appearance while projecting a professional image.

Interview practice

After choosing their interview outfit, clients have the opportunity for a practice interview session with a skilled volunteer to help tackle some of the difficult, yet commonly asked interview questions. We help them develop their communication and presentation skills, increasing their self-confidence to deal with their interview which can be quite challenging.

Job search support

Clients are provided further job search support through our Career Hub working with trained HR specialist volunteers. These can be one-on-one sessions or in groups arranged through their referral agency.

When successful in gaining employment, clients return for a second outfit and are invited to join the Dress for Success Brisbane Professional Woman’s Group (PWG), a monthly networking group which provides opportunities for ongoing personal and professional development.

Mission

The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

The vision is every woman succeeding.


Dress for Success Brisbane is a program which provides assistance to disadvantaged women in SE Queensland who are seeking employment.

Suited to Success Inc became an affiliate of Dress for Success Worldwide in 2010 and runs the Dress for Success Brisbane program for disadvantaged women in SE Queensland who are seeking employment. Suited to Success and the Dress for Success Brisbane program are funded by the generosity of individuals, community and corporate partners as well as grants from trust and foundations. Donations are tax deductible and can be directed to either Dress for Success Brisbane or to Suited to Success which provides similar services for men. A tax deductible donation of $250 will support one woman participating in our Dress for Success Brisbane program for one year providing two business outfits, styling advice and job search support as well as ongoing networking opportunities and professional and personal development once they gain employment.


Becoming an affiliate of Dress for Success Worldwide , and being part of the growing network of Dress for Success in Australia will enable us to offer a wider of services to Brisbane women . It will also help us become a stronger organisation benefiting from the existing infrastructure and best practice learning from the Dress for Success Worldwide organisation and its affiliates.

We are particularly grateful for the support we receive from our special corporate donors and the hundreds of women who give time, clothes and support to helping us assist and support our clients.

We welcome your Tax deductible donations which can help us in a number of ways

$3,500 Pays our Rent for the boutique for one month
$2,000 pays the rent for 2 weeks
$600 pays for a month's insurance cover
$500 help us out fit 5 to 10 women for a job
$100

The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

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Founded: In 2008 by Suited to Success Inc.

Categories: Community Organization, Non-Profit Organization, Professional Services




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