Helping women Dress for Success
Picking out an outfit that will help you look the part and feel confident, is a small but pivotal part of preparing for any job interview. And for Katherine, Ann and Leila, the benefits extend far beyond the physical. In 2019, nib partnered with Dress for Success to establish their Newcastle branch and support women, like Katherine, Ann and Leila who are preparing to enter the workforce or need some help dressing for their day-to-day needs.
Now, we're excited to extend this partnership for another year by providing $10,000 in funding support to help continue to provide a home for the Newcastle charity and help provide disadvantaged women with that extra boost of confidence and professional skills they need to find employment.
The charity is run by volunteers and offers free clothing, styling and job training for women who have been out of work for a long time, have never been employed or are re-entering the workforce.
The clothing is donated by local residents in the Hunter and last year, the nib Group held a clothing drive to deliver to their local Dress for Success charities across all our locations.
Women who wish to reach out to Dress for Success for their services can be referred via their employment agency or should get in touch with Dress for Success via Facebook or email at [email protected].
Women also looking to volunteer or donate clothing, or agencies looking to refer women for an appointment with Dress for Success should contact the Newcastle team at [email protected].
Hear from Dress for Success clients' Ann, Katherine and Leila below.