Saturday 22 September 2018

'Pressing for progress is something we all have to strive for' - CPM celebrates IWD 2018

CPM Managing Director, Lorraine Butler (centre) with Linda Smith (right) Manager of the Women’s Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline and Nuala Smith, Operations Manager of Dress for Success at CPM’s Annual International Women’s Day event
CPM Managing Director, Lorraine Butler (centre) with Linda Smith (right) Manager of the Women’s Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline and Nuala Smith, Operations Manager of Dress for Success at CPM’s Annual International Women’s Day event
Independent.ie Business Desk

CPM, a major employer in Ireland in outsourcing for business, is celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) by giving back to its staff.

Ahead of IWD 2018, the group encouraged employees to gather goods and clothing together to give to this year's chosen charities Women's Aid and Dress for Success.

CPM Managing Director, Lorraine Butler (centre) with Linda Smith (right) Manager of the Women’s Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline and Nuala Smith, Operations Manager of Dress for Success at CPM’s Annual International Women’s Day event
CPM Managing Director, Lorraine Butler (centre) with Linda Smith (right) Manager of the Women’s Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline and Nuala Smith, Operations Manager of Dress for Success at CPM’s Annual International Women’s Day event

Donations from around 1,000 staff, both men and women, including donations and unwanted gifts to sell in the charity's stores.

There was a particular drive to collect women's business attire in order to help ladies 'dress for success' in the workplace.

Managing Director Lorraine Butler has organised a staff day on IWD 2018 - Thursday, March 8 - to thank them for their generosity over the last few weeks.

Staff smoothies and in-house masseuses will be on site throughout the day to show all the staff that their actions are appreciated.

CPM Managing Director, Lorraine Butler (centre) with Linda Smith (right) Manager of the Women’s Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline and Nuala Smith, Operations Manager of Dress for Success at CPM’s Annual International Women’s Day event
CPM Managing Director, Lorraine Butler (centre) with Linda Smith (right) Manager of the Women’s Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline and Nuala Smith, Operations Manager of Dress for Success at CPM’s Annual International Women’s Day event

"We're recognising staff tomorrow but we're also raising money on the day for these charities," Ms Butler told Independent.ie.

"What's key to me is IWD 2018 is just a day, and while doing events like this is so important, pressing for progress on an ongoing basis is something we all have to strive for ."

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