City of Subiaco - Grant helps vulnerable women ‘dress for success’
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Grant helps vulnerable women ‘dress for success’
Wednesday 20 November 2019
 

A City grant is helping to empower vulnerable women to obtain economic independence through a series of 20 practical career-focussed workshops by Dress for Success Perth. 

Dress for Success Perth is a Subiaco-based not-for-profit that provides vulnerable women with work-appropriate attire, job support mentoring, and access to workshops and a support network. 

The $5000 Community Development Grant will contribute to Dress for Success’ Career Mentored Workshops 2020, which will cover topics such as resume writing, interview techniques, career development, resilience and communication skills. 

The workshops are designed to complement existing services for the vulnerable, including women escaping domestic violence, at risk youth, long time carers, women recently retrenched, single mothers, women in career transition, and migrant women.

City of Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor said Dress for Success Perth was a very worthy recipient of the grant.

“The work that Dress for Success Perth does is invaluable to our community and is really making a meaningful difference to lives,” she said.

“I hope this grant helps to get more women back on their feet, giving them the confidence to get back into the workforce and to achieve economic independence.”

Dress for Success Perth has three part-time staff members and 75 volunteers. 

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Pictured (L-R): Dress for Success Perth Business Development and Operations Manager Karen Woodcock and City of Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor.