Dress for Success this International Women’s Day

6th March 2018

Posted In: FYI

Workplaces across Ireland will hold coffee mornings, book sales, fashion makeovers, panel discussions and clothing collections over the coming weeks to support the annual Dress for Success International Women’s Day campaign.

The campaign was recently launched by Sonya Lennon, Founder of Dress for Success and eir, the headline sponsor of the campaign.

eir will hold a lunchtime panel discussion for staff on 8th March, exploring issues affecting women in the workplace, and will collaborate with Dress for Success on a live recording of the Irish Times Women’s Podcast.  Other companies supporting the 2018 campaign include:

Permanent TSB, which is holding a panel discussion on 8th March, featuring Sonya Lennon, journalist Sorcha Pollak and Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee;

AIB, which is having a full day of activities at its Ballsbridge headquarters on 8th March, including information stalls and workshops for staff;

BDO, which is hosting a fashion and makeover event for staff on International Women’s Day;

Codec, which is running an event at the RDS on the morning of 8th March, with a range of high-profile speakers;

Irish Distillers, which is having a lunchtime session for staff that will be addressed by the CEO of Dress for Success, Angela Smith;

PREM Group, which is organising a fashion show fundraiser for later in March; and

BNY Mellon, which is organising a coffee morning, clothing collection and book sale in support of Dress for Success.

Commenting today, Sonya Lennon, founder of Dress for Success, said: “We have over 40 workplaces supporting our campaign this year, ranging from community groups and SMEs to state agencies and multinationals.

“Over the past few years, we’ve seen more companies coming forward to participate in the campaign, as workplaces increasingly recognise the value and importance of equality and diversity.  What’s exciting is that this has moved beyond a women’s issue and both men and women are getting involved”

Companies and individuals interested in supporting the Dress for Success International Women’s Day campaign can find out more here>>

(Pictured: (L-R) Michelle Toner, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at eir and Sonya Lennon, founder of Dress for Success Dublin).