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Fitted for Work awarded Mary Reibey Grant for 2013

13 March 2013

Fitted for Work, a women’s charity dedicated to transforming the lives of women, has been awarded the $50,000 Mary Reibey Grant for 2013.

The Westpac Foundation and Westpac Women’s Markets have again joined forces following the success of the inaugural 2012 grant program to select an organisation that is tackling issues affecting disadvantaged women in an innovative and entrepreneurial way.

Jane Hunt, Fitted for Work’s CEO, accepted the award at Ruby Connection’s 5th Birthday celebration on the 7th of March, which was held as part of Women’s Markets’ International Women’s Day celebrations.

Fitted for Work will use the grant to fund the development of a new social enterprise business model which will maximise the potential of all women by providing tailored career services.

Westpac Foundation’s Executive Officer, Susan Bannigan, was delighted to award this year’s Mary Reibey Grant to Fitted for Work “We are thrilled to be investing in the development of a number of Fitted for Work’s new services to disadvantaged women. We have watched Fitted for Work’s success and expansion with interest since the Foundation provided its first grant to the organisation in 2007 and look forward to seeing its new plans realised.”

Westpac Foundation and Women’s Markets share a passion for improving the lives of disadvantaged women in Australia.

Women’s Markets Director, Larke Reimer, says of the grant program “the Mary Reibey Grant goes to the heart of what Women’s Markets is about – helping women to be the best they can be. We look forward to supporting the women who have re-entered the workforce thanks to Fitted for Work.”

About Fitted for Work
Fitted for Work is a not for profit organisation and the first of its kind in Australia. Since its beginnings in 2005, Fitted for Work has transformed the lives of more than 10,000 women experiencing disadvantage and looking for work.

Today, 75% of women accessing Fitted for Work’s core services get work within three months.

Through entrepreneurship, innovation, good governance and enormous hard work, Fitted for Work has become widely recognised as an integral service and ‘go to’ place for issues of women and work.

Fitted for Work has evolved over the last 7 years and now has three core areas of activity: a wholistic wrap-around service to help women experiencing disadvantage transition to work, retail stores that generate income for the organisation’s programs and provide work experience, and advocacy and education to bring about positive change in policies and practices that support women transitioning to work.

 

For more informatio on Fitted For Work including how you can get involved please visit www.fittedforwork.org

 

Congratulations Fitted for Work!


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 Larke Riemer, Director Women's Markets & Jane Hunt, CEO Fitted for Work

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2 comments

  • Sheila Skinner

    Sheila Skinner 6 years ago

    Heard about this organisation thru Magic Mosaics 2 yrs ago and donated all my size 8/10 too tight stuff to your organisation gladly

  • Vicki Sauvage

    Vicki Sauvage 6 years ago

    Congratulations. What a great win and wonderful to see the work of Mary Reiby continue albeit in a 21st century way.