Business In The Workplace

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Dress for Success calls on workplaces to support #WoMenAtWork ahead of IWD 2017

Pictured at the launch of the Dress for Success Dublin International Women’s Day (IWD) campaign were Sonya Lennon, designer, tech entrepreneur and founder of Dress for Success Dublin, and Michelle Toner, Head of CSR, Eir.
Pictured at the launch of the Dress for Success Dublin International Women’s Day (IWD) campaign were Sonya Lennon, designer, tech entrepreneur and founder of Dress for Success Dublin, and Michelle Toner, Head of CSR, Eir.
Independent.ie Business Desk

Independent.ie Business Desk

Dress for Success Dublin has called on workplaces nationwide to hold a #WoMenAtWork gathering to support the charity’s work ahead of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2017.

Founded in 2010 by designer and tech entrepreneur Sonya Lennon, Dress for Success supports women to enter the workforce and progress their careers.

Eir, which has supported Dress for Success Dublin since the organisation was founded in 2011, is the first workplace to sign up to host a #WoMenAtWork gathering.

The company will hold a lunchtime event for staff-members on International Women’s Day, 8th March.

Eir is the headline sponsor of Dress for Success IWD campaign this year, the fourth year in a row it is sponsoring the campaign.  

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Pictured at the launch of the Dress for Success Dublin International Women’s Day (IWD) campaign were Sonya Lennon, designer, tech entrepreneur and founder of Dress for Success Dublin, and Susan Butler, Director of Dress for Success Dublin.
Pictured at the launch of the Dress for Success Dublin International Women’s Day (IWD) campaign were Sonya Lennon, designer, tech entrepreneur and founder of Dress for Success Dublin, and Susan Butler, Director of Dress for Success Dublin.

“We’ve chosen the theme #WoMenAtWork for our campaign this year, because we want women and men in workplaces nationwide to come together to mark International Women’s Day – and to use the day as an opportunity to discuss some of the issues facing women in the workplace," Sonya Lennon said.

Ms Lennon said she hoped that these gatherings - coffee morning, a lunchtime walk, a social outing or a team breakfast - could be used to discuss issues such as the gender pay gap, access to childcare, unconscious bias and discrimination. 

“We’re asking workers to donate as little as €5 each when they attend a #WoMenAtWork gathering to support the important services we provide," she said.

Information on how workplaces can get involved in the #WoMenAtWork campaign can be found at www.dressforsuccessdublin.org or by contacting Dress for Success Dublin, Tel: 01-8748064, Email: campaigns@dressforsuccessdublin.org.  

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