Suzie and Katie attended the annual Recruitment & Consulting Services Association (RCSA) conference in Noosa last month.
Amongst listening to inspired talks from entrepreneurial legends and mingling with other brilliant recruiters, they’ve come across the Dress for Success initiative.
Dress for Success is a worldwide not-for-profit organisation with a mission to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive.
From the start of this mission in 1997, Dress for Success has branched out to over 150 cities and 30 countries, helping more than one million women work towards autonomy! Pretty amazing, right? We think so too!
It turns out, there is merit to the age-old advice “dress for success.”
Your clothing is a form of nonverbal communication relaying your personal brand to everyone you meet— in turn, affecting how you feel about yourself, and how others receive you.
Wearing the right clothing is subtle, but effective. I’m sure you’ve felt the surge of confidence from a great outfit—from your posture to how you speak.
We have an article dipping into the science behind dressing for success here along with tips on how you can dress sharper.
But what if you didn’t have the opportunities to dress for your success?
Well-fitted, corporate appropriate clothing for many women is a luxury.
Whether we like it or not, people will judge based on appearances. If you think about it like this, your outfit can sometimes make the difference between getting that life-changing job offer and getting passed over.
Dress for Success Brisbane is partnered with Suited to Success Inc. to provide a complete outfit for women seeking employment.
When referred, the Fortitude Valley Boutique does a one-on-one consultation with volunteer stylists to help build women’s self-confidence so they can look and feel their best.
What we love about Dress for Success is that it’s not only just a business wardrobe building service, they offer job-hunting support to find meaningful employment at their career centres and provide a supportive network for women looking to gain financial stability.
For those looking to get involved, there are so many ways you can support.
If you’re cleaning out your wardrobe, put aside your gently-used clothing to donate.
This month of October, you can drop into our office in Fortitude Valley to donate some pieces of your wardrobe to the cause.
Be sure to tag us on Instagram to show off your favourite work outfit to get featured @majerrecruitment