For women living in poverty, education and employment are key to changing their lives and that of
their families. The EU target rate for women in employment was 60% by 2010, a target that was
not met in 2009 or 2010 (56.4%). In 2010 46% of those in employment were women.
Dress for Success Dublin answers to the needs of low-income women seeking employment and self-sufficiency.
The organisation addresses one of the underlying causes of cyclical poverty through grassroots
programmes that produce long-term solutions. Dress for Success provides interview appropriate
clothing as well as building self-esteem and lasting change with career development tools, technology
skills and a network of support to help clients succeed in work and in life.