International Women's Day is 8, March 2023

Mark your calendars!

Empower Hour will be back for its 7th year in 2023 and we're on a mission to make it our biggest campaign yet, supporting even more women in Australia into employment.

The ask is simple, but the impact is huge – for the month of March to celebrate International Women's Day, we ask Australians to pledge one hour of pay to help a woman overcome the barrier of unemployment, supporting her journey to financial independence for herself and her family.

Dress for Success exists to level the playing for women entering or re-entering the workforce.

Thanks to our Empower Hour supporters in 2022,
Dress for Success can support an additional 700 women in Australia 
to face their job search with the confidence, clothing, and tools to get hired.

Get involved

Empower Hour is a simple and meaningful way to engage your workplace and community. Our Partners stand out in the crowded market around International Women’s Day, helping them increase sales, build brand loyalty, and create unique event and marketing opportunities that reach new audiences.

Taking Expressions of Interest now - register below!

Match Partner

Double the donation, double the impact!​

For an initial investment of $5,000, organisations engage their employees to donate an hour of their pay, and then match the total donations to double the impact.

Match Partner entitlements include digital marketing features, plus priority for a Dress for Success CEO or Chair advocate speaker at your IWD event.

Retail Partner

Engage your customers by donating an agreed percentage of proceeds from sales across the month, week, or day of International Women’s Day 2023 (8 March).

Retail Partners that guarantee a minimum $10,000 donation receive entitlements including marketing to Empower Hour audiences, plus priority for a Dress for Success Board or advocate speakers at your IWD event.

Community Partner

Real change starts in our communities and schools, clubs, online groups as leading the way!

Engage your members this IWD by hosting a fundraising event, organising a group challenge, or starting a friendly competition. Simply set up a fundraising page, set your goal, and rally your community to celebrate the achievements of women while also making real change.