Dress for Success
On 9 March 2020 Philippa Wells, Executive Manager, of “Dress for Success” and “StartSmart” was the club’s guest speaker. Philippa explained how Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing them with a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. As arranged with Philippa, Johnsonville Rotary members, “Friends” of the club, their partners and members of the community gave clothing donations to be used by Dressed For Success. A number of items were donated, including dresses, skirts, women’s suits and men’s suits and at least one sports jacket.
Phillipa also explained how Dressed for Success has been extended to support men in a similar program called StartSmart.