The mission of DRESS FOR SUCCESS is “to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.”
There are currently 152 affiliates/branches in 28 countries: 7 are in New Zealand, in Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Northland (Whangarei), Bay of Plenty (Tauranga & Rotorua), and Wellington. Each global affiliate is volunteer-driven and supported by a small staff and board.
Ours is a transformational, “wraparound” service, with 3 key programmes offered to clients:
- Dressing/suiting programme which equips each woman for her job interview; once she gains employment, she returns for a 2nd complete outfit;
60-72% of clients gain employment after being referred to, and served by, DRESS FOR SUCCESS®
- Career Centres, which provide CV assistance, interview tips and job search support;
- PWG – Professional Women’s Group, job retention and leadership programme;
over 75% of PWG members are still employed after one year.
To find your closest Dress for Success in New Zealand check out our map.