Women empowerment organization Dress for success Sydney (DFSS) has reached the halfway point of its fundraising goal of $250,000 to help women across Australia overcome barriers to employment.
The non-profit organization is urging Australians to contribute the equivalent of an hourly wage to support them in reaching their goal.
DFSS is a subsidiary of Dress for Success Worldwide, based in the USA. It is a non-profit, non-profit organization run by a small team and network of volunteers.
Their mission is to support underprivileged women and help them become self-sufficient and financially independent through work.
The charity is asking the public to help 700 women find work through this campaign.
Women face multiple barriers to entering and re-entering the workforce, including Australia’s gender-segregated workforce, the gender pay gap, over-representation in lower paid positions, part-time work and disproportionate caregiving.
These factors reduce women’s income and super-balances, increasing the risk of poverty among the elderly.
Every dollar donated directly supports vulnerable women with the resources they need to break into and succeed in the workforce, including professional attire, career development training, and networking opportunities.
You can donate your hour now via the DFSS website.
DFSS CEO Leisa Sadler wants to give these women the tools they need to become financially independent.
“The Empower Hour campaign is an incredible opportunity for Australians to come together and support each other. Every donation makes a difference in a woman’s life – it can be the difference between financial independence or staying in poverty.”
Dress for Success is calling on Australians to make a positive impact in March on struggling women affected by the current economic situation.
Sadler says everyone deserves an equal chance at success.
“The average full-time employee works about 2,000 hours a year. We ask for an hour for investment in the future, because when women work, families thrive, communities thrive and the economy grows.”
The Empower Hour campaign has made significant progress toward its fundraising goal and is now half way through.
All donations will provide essential support services such as interview preparation, resume writing courses and one-on-one mentoring – all crucial to finding employment.