Another Client Success

Each and every day Suited to Success dress men and women to assist them in finding employment. We saw our busiest months with over 150 clients coming through our doors in August and over 155 clients in September.

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Congratulations to another one of our clients who was styled on 27th September in our Fortitude Valley boutique. What a professional look, good luck from the team of Stylists at Suited to Success on your interview.

Want to make a booking?

Do you know someone who needs an interview outfit or help with their resume or interview skills. Contact the Suited to Success team on 3216 1969 or book them in on line

Suited to Success announced as Westpac Foundation Community Grant recipents

Suited to Success has been named as one of the 200 #WestpacFoundation Community Grant recipients for 2018.

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General Manager Nicole Hard said ‘the $10,000 grant will help us with creating employment pathways for our clients. We’ve had such a close working relationship with the team at Fortitude Valley we were thrilled to learn of the news.”

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Do you have a charity partner program at your work? To find out how to work with Suited to Success get in touch with Nicole Hard.

BWC grant well suited to Brisbane charity

BWC grant well suited to Brisbane charity

 

Brisbane charity Suited to Success which helps people one outfit at a time to overcome barriers to employment has received a grant for $10,000 from the Brisbane Women’s Club (BWC) charitable Grants Program.

The not for profit community organisation started as a group of fashion-conscious ladies getting together to provide clothing to women needing smart outfits for job interviews has become a successful social enterprise assisting more than 7000 people.

The $10,000 grant from BWC means Suited to Success can assist even more women in getting job ready and will contribute to the charity’s association with the Australian Catholic University (ACU) to extend, review and further develop a youth program to specifically identify and address women’s issues related to employment.

“We saw the incredible work Suited to Success were doing for women and just knew we had to support this program, which aligns perfectly with what BWC represents,” BWC President Robin Francis said

“What we particularly liked about Suited to Success was we could see real potential to make a tangible difference to employment outcomes for disadvantaged women.”

The grant will help 10 clients on their journey to employment

Suited to Success General Manager, Nicole Hard said the grant will allow them to select 10 clients facing barriers to employment and work with them to provide a styling session, assistance with their resume and interview skills,  and most importantly help develop a personal and professional plan which will support them on their often difficult journey to gaining employment.

“We will be supporting our clients on their journey over a three to six month period and are excited to see the results” Ms Hard said. “It’s all about identifying the barriers and developing a program that can really make a difference. Programs like the Brisbane Women’s Club Grants are vital to continue to operative.”

In 2017 two Grants Program recipients were awarded $5,000 – Queensland’s oldest charity, Lady Musgrave Trust, and Logan Women’s Health & Wellbeing Centre.

For more information about BWC, Suited to Success or the annual Grants Program, visit bwcorg.au or suitedtosuccess.org

Watch out for updates on the journey of these lucky clients who will participate in this program.

Do you want to support a client through one of our programs? Donate now

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Revive Festival at Southbank

Suited to Success were a part of the Revive Festival at Southbank

 

Run by Brisbane City Council this was our second time attending the Festival and we had a great time. What a wonderful initiative to focus on recycling and repurposing.

We showcased our amazing pre-loved fashion

Fashion parades and all things recycled were the hot topics and we were able to sell some of our amazing pre-loved fashion items with all funds going to supporting our programs.

Thanks to the wonderful team Kylie, Josh, Jarin, Erin W and E M, and Laura for set up and running the stall.

Want to get involved?

Do you want to get involved with any of our events? contact us to find out how

https://www.suitedtosuccess.org/get-involved/

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Suited to Success attend Roundtable on the Future Employment Service Scheme

Suited to Success attended The Department of Jobs and Small Business roundtable discussions in Sydney

As a community organisation Suited to Success assists men and women overcome the barriers to employment.

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The Australian Government is undertaking a review

The Australian Government is undertaking a review into what a future employment services system might look like. This is part of the Government’s ongoing focus of getting Australians into jobs.

Suited to Success attended the RoundTable discussions in Sydney

The Department of Jobs and Small Business held face‑to-face consultations with key stakeholders to help inform the design of a future employment services system. 

The roundtable coincides with the release of a public discussion paper that sets out key issues to be considered in the design of a future employment services model.

The Discussion Paper

The discussion paper has been informed by the work of the Employment Services Expert Advisory Panel (Panel), which is independently chaired by Mrs Sandra McPhee AM. The Panel contains representatives of employers, welfare groups and employment service providers. It also contains a labour market economist and an expert in business transformation. The Panel has considered national and international evidence and tested some of its preliminary thinking with users.

The discussion paper is available on the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science consultation hub at https://consult.industry.gov.au/jobs/future-employment-services

"I can’t wait to wear this to an interview.” Tylor H - Styling Boutique Client

“I’ve never gone shopping for a suit before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

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I learned a lot about making sure an outfit works with different lengths and proportions. Knowing that, once the stylist figured out my size, I pretty much walked straight into the suit I’m going home in. I prefer darker colours, so I think the shirt and tie fit in with the whole look."

"I can’t wait to wear this to an interview.”

Tylor is applying for work in retail.

His jacket came from a collection donated at Brookside Shopping Centre.

His trousers and tie came from a collection donated at Toowong Village Shopping Centre.

His shirt came from a collection donated at Watpac.

Sip n Shop at Eve's on the River raised enough to support 2 clients

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Thanks for all those who joined us last Friday night for our Sip & Shop on the River.

Eve's on the River sponsored a glass of bubbles for all the attendees

Our Social Enterprise Manager Kylie hand selected a few designer items as a teaser for our Annual Bubbles and Beauties event to be held in September

Thankyou to the ladies and gentlemen who attended to show their support of our work in helping unemployed men and women overcome the barriers to employment.


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The event raised enough to support two unemployed clients

Those that attended donated nearly $500 which will enable us to change the lives of 2 clients and provide a

  • Fresh Start Wardrobe (dress and style a client for interview/employment)
  • Transformational Bundle (Professional clothing, career support, employability skills, training and coaching

WOW What a Surprise

One of the attendees also anonymously donated a further $500 !!! which will even further assist our clients.

 

Next Sip & Shop Event

Our next Sip & Shop event is on Thursday 5th July 5.30pm at Fortitude Valley. Get your tickets here and bring a friend.

If you want to donate to support a client visit our web page get involved

 

We are finalists for the Telstra Business Awards again this year.

We are very pleased and excited to share that we are finalists in the Telstra Business Awards again this year!

We are one of 6 finalists in the Social Change Maker category for QLD.

Thankyou to everyone who has supported us throughout the years and continues to support us going forward. You are helping us make a huge difference in our clients lives and on their journey to secure lasting employment.

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"I had so much fun! I can’t stop smiling." - Madison, Styling Boutique Client

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“I had so much fun! I can’t stop smiling. My stylist (Maree) was so easy to work with even though I must have insisted on trying a million things! I love this classic black and white look because I just feel really comfortable but stylish at the same time. The jewellery just fits in with the look so well, too. As soon as I saw this combination in the mirror, I could easily picture myself making a good first impression at an interview. I’m so motivated that I can’t wait to come back here and get some more clothes once I get a job.”


Madison is currently applying for administration roles.
 

Her skirt came from a collection donated by Brookside Shopping Centre.
Her jacket was from a collection donated by EY (Ernst & Young).
Her shoes were from a collection donated by Toowong Village Shopping Centre.

The Power of 8 event sponsored by WORK180 and BOQ

A huge thank you to Jéromine Alpe, WORK180 and Bank of Queensland who presented The Power of 8 event on Tuesday 22nd May.

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Our Stylist Mia Hastings, presented a client journey and spoke about what impact styling our clients has on their self esteem.

What an amazing event with all proceeds from ticket sales going towards our women's program Dress for Success to help empower women into the workforce.

Every day we assist women back into the workforce by providing them with appropriate interview and work clothing and improving their self esteem.

The session shared unique insights, strategies and skills to increase self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem for inclusion and peak performance.

The presenter for this series was Jéromine Alpe, whose career spans over 25 years, as Founder, CEO, HR Director, Executive Coach and Business Mentor. Jéromine uses her experience and expertise as a catalyst to empower female excellence for gender equity, inclusion, diversity, happiness and peak performance.

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"I feel amazing about wearing this to an interview." - Feedback from Purvi, Styling Boutique Client

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“The first thing the stylist (Dala) asked me was what my favourite colour was to wear. I told her that I really like to wear red and she immediately started building an outfit off of that one thing. I learned from Dala that matching red with black and white really suits me. I felt really special because Dala wasn’t just giving me things to put on – She was asking me what lengths and patterns I like too which made me feel like she was listening to what I wanted. She never forced anything on me and as a result, the final outfit came together really easily. The handbag was the final piece and just brought everything together really nicely. I feel amazing about wearing this to an interview.”


Purvi is currently applying for administration roles.

Her dress and handbag came from a collection donated by Toowong Village Shopping Centre.
Her jacket was from a collection donated by Ernst & Young.
Her shoes were from a collection donated by Brookside Shopping Centre.

If you are applying for a job and have nothing appropriate to wear book in for a styling session now, contact info@suitedtosuccess.org