By DIANA RYALL AM, Deputy Chair of Dress for Success Sydney
All women love an excuse to get dressed to the nines and surround themselves with other fabulous women– and this October, registered charity Dress for Success Sydney is doing just that, hosting its annual Gala dinner where women and men can dress to impress in support of women in need.
One of the great things about working with Dress for Success Sydney is being surrounded with a great network of women, who are not only committed to helping other women succeed, but get just as excited as I do about creating new and engaging fundraising events. And it was with this network and passion, that the Dress for Success Gala Dinner was born.
Now in its fourth year, we are anticipating the Gala dinner will unite over 300 people for an evening of great food and wine, superb company and a common cause of supporting women to achieve economic independence.
Hosted at the Sofitel-Wentworth, at a cost of $230 per person, we have set an ambitious target to raise over $70,000 at this year’s event. We know it’s a big target but you’ve got to aim high and we are focused on achieving it with the support of our members and other fabulous Sydney women. All proceeds will go towards our clients.
Founded in 2009, the charity has gone from strength to strength, enabling us to help thousands of women to strive towards economic independence every year. Through providing professional attire, career advice and interview preparation skills all free of charge, we have been able to change the lives of so many women based right across NSW.We don’t discriminate; our services are available to any women in need who is referred to us by an agency, community organisation or government department.