29 June 2013, The Australian Financial Review 

Fitted for Work

Helping women thrive in the workforce has long been a passion for The Faculty's Founding Chairman, Tania Seary. 

Never one to miss an opportunity to encourage women to connect and support each other, when the time came to bid farewell to Melbourne as she relocates to the U.K, Tania hosted a ladies high-tea at the magnificent Myer Mural Hall, donating all proceeds from the event to not-for-profit organisation, Fitted for Work.

Tania’s involvement with Fitted for Work has been a lengthy one – Helping disadvantaged women get back into the workforce, Fitted for Work offers skills training and mentoring to prepare women for new roles and provides each woman with a smart professional outfit, donated by others.

“When I first heard about Fitted for Work, it seemed almost serendipitous. Their mission combines some of my greatest passions: encouraging women to excel in the workforce and rebuilding the confidence of women who have experienced disadvantage, either through domestic violence, economic circumstances or simply lack of opportunities.”

Like most women, Tania also has a love for fashion and understands the strong link between feeling smart and successful, with performing in the workplace.  “Giving women a beautiful set of clothes for their re-entry into the workforce provides an enormous uplift to their confidence and self-esteem,” she says.

Journalist and fellow high-tea guest, Jacquie Hayes, was so impressed by the Fitted for Work mission she found herself motivated to slim down her wardrobe and penned the article below for The Financial Review.

Fitted for Work AFR June 2013 

To learn more about Fitted for Work, visit their website here.