Dress for Success Dublin campaigns at all levels of politics, industry and civil society for full workplace equality. It is our aim to help realise workplace equality here in Ireland, drawing on our political and business networks and the feedback we receive from our clients.
#WorkEqual Campaign – Highlighting the Gender Pay Gap
Since November 2016, we have staged an annual campaign to raise awareness of the gender pay gap and related issues. In 2019, we highlighted the barriers to full workplace equality and the steps to achieve this with a series of actions and events beginning on 11th November 2019, the day on which women in Ireland stop earning, relative to men. That’s because the then gender pay gap of 13.9% meant that woman in Ireland effectively worked for free for the last 50 days of the year, when compared with their male counterparts.
Among the events which took place as part of our #WorkEqual campaign were:
#WorkEqual Thought Leadership Conference
The inaugural ‘#WorkEqual Conference: Practical Steps to Workplace Equality’. The event took place in The Marker Hotel, Dublin, on Wednesday, 27th November. The conference played host to leading international figures, from business, politics and civil society, at the forefront of the fight for gender equality in the workplace and was opened by then Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.
You can view the 2019 conference programme here.
Full details on the conference are available here.
You can now access the full #WorkEqual 2019 report here.
In 2019, we worked with the local authorities in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown and Fingal, hosted by Counsillors Eva Dowling and Emer Currie respectively, to deliver briefing to the Councils on the work of Dress for Success and the #WorkEqual campaign.
Power Lunch 2019
In late November, we also held the second annual Power Lunch, a fundraising event at Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill and played host to people from business, politics and civil society raising funds for Dress for Success.