By John Smith
Dress for Success Dublin held a disco brunch in Medley Café Bistro on Sunday, 20th November, as part of their Equal Pay Day campaign.
The event was part of the month-long campaign that is aimed at raising awareness about the gender pay gap as well as supporting more women returning to the workforce.
Food was provided by renowned chef, and owner of Medley Café Bistro, Andrew Rudd, while DJ Nialler9 and Kate Brennan Harding provided the music.
Proceeds from the event will go directly to Dress for Success and their efforts to getting more women back to work.
Fundraising and Business Development Coordinator for Dress for Success, Martina Quinn, said: “Today was a sort of celebratory way of raising awareness about the campaign and raising funds for Dress for Success Dublin at the same time.
“I think a lot of women, and of course a lot of men as well, don’t realise there is a gender pay gap. There’s equality legislation in Ireland that dictates that people have to be treated equally but actually, for a whole load of reasons, women don’t get paid the same. A big part of [the campaign] was raising awareness, doing media interviews, running online campaigns and then we were also in Leinster House last week for a political briefing and we had about 30 TDs and Senators attending that and the idea behind that was to get political support for the idea of gender equality.
“This is the first year we’ve done the campaign and the support has been great, so if people can get behind us on social media we can build up the momentum for future years.”
More information about Dress for Success Dublin can be found on their website http://www.dressforsuccessdublin.org and through their Facebook and Twitter @DFSDublin.
Check out the video of the event below!