Today marks the beginning of Dress for Success Dublin’s Equal Pay Day campaign and we at Alice are delighted to be managing their PR and supporting the movement. As a female dominated company this is definitely something we feel strongly about and are really looking forward to working on.
In Ireland the current gender pay gap is 14.4%, meaning that effectively from today (November 7th) women in Ireland stop earning – relative to men – for the remainder of the year.
The Equal Pay Day campaign will run for the month of November, and was officially launched today with a photocall featuring Sonya Lennon (Founder of Dress for Success Dublin), Andrew Rudd (renowned chef & owner of Medley) and Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee, a supporter of the Equal Pay Day campaign.
If you’d like to join us in supporting the Equal Pay Day campaign this November, there are loads of ways you can do so…
Support a woman to (re)enter the workforce.
Why not support the economic independence of women as part of your Equal Pay Day efforts. It costs €50 for Dress for Success to provide a woman with the clothing and career development tools she needs in advance of a job interview, and to support her both before and after the interview.
Why not group together with four friends, pledging only a tenner each, to donate €50 to help a woman through their service? They are welcoming all individual donations too! You can donate here now!
Get down with Disco!
As part of the campaign, Dress for Success have decided to combine two all time favourites: disco music and brunch, to bring you – The Dress for Success Disco Brunch! What more could you want? It will all take place on Sunday, 20th November in Medley restaurant on Fleet Street, Dublin 2. Tickets are €35 and are available now on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Special guest DJ for the event is Nialler9. Get your ticket now!
Political Briefing at Leinster House
Finally and importantly, on November 16th Dress for Success will be attending a Political Briefing on Equal Pay at Leinster House. Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee is hosting a delegation from Dress for Success Dublin in Leinster House, where they will be briefing TDs and Senators on the need for enhanced policy and legislative measures to ensure men and women receive equal pay for equal work.
We’re delighted to be a part of the campaign to raise awareness of the gender pay gap and raise funds to support more women back into the workforce… We’ll see you at brunch!