New CEO for Dress for Success Dublin
20th June 2017
Angela Smith comes to Dress for Success Dublin from Diageo Ireland, where she was Head of Corporate Social Responsibility. She brings with her over 13 years’ experience in delivering community investment programmes and providing meaningful employment opportunities for young unemployed people. Previous to her time at Diageo she spent 21 years in Glanbia working across many functions from HR to Sales, Marketing, Finance and finished her time there as Office Manager.
Dress for Success Dublin promotes the economic independence of women by providing career development supports, mentoring opportunities, professional clothing, styling advice and one-to-one interview preparation.
In her role as CEO of Dress for Success Dublin, Angela will build on the success of the last six years of Dress for Success. Angela sees it as an opportunity to scale services and deliver new opportunities to more women on their career journey. Angela will get behind Dress for Success Dublin’s key campaigns such as Equal Pay Day to help promote awareness of issues to a wider audience.
Commenting on her appointment, Lisa Vaughan, Chairperson of Dress for Success Dublin, said “We are delighted to have someone of Angela’s calibre and experience joining our team. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility, which will be a real asset to Dress for Success Dublin. She is hugely driven and engaged and has real dedication to progressing social issues in Ireland. We look forward to working with her to ensure the ongoing growth and development of Dress for Success Dublin in the years to come.”
On her new role, Angela said “Dress for Success has always shown a commitment to empowering unemployed women to help them get back into the workforce, education or to a place where they want to be. I’ve seen first-hand the positive impact the organisation has had on women and, by extension, their families and communities. It is a real pleasure to work with a professional, passionate and dedicated team to help advance this objective”.