Leisa Sadler is a senior executive with broad strengths in leadership, financial management, business strategy, people skills, and operational transformation that have delivered demonstrable business successes. Leveraging her corporate experience, she is excited to now be able to pursue her career in the ‘for purpose’ sector in leadership and Non Executive Director roles; and in her own consultancy as a career and business coach. CEO of Dress for Success Leisa Sadler, discusses how women are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This International Women’s Day, advocates are pointing to the number of Australian women have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a ‘she-cession’ which is negatively impacting women today with potential ramifications for future generations too. Not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation Dress for Success is taking action and bringing awareness to the barriers women already face in getting a job and staying in the workforce.1-5 Their 2022 #EmpowerHour campaign is asking Australians to ‘pay it forward’ and donate ONE hour of their pay during the month of March. Empower Hour has a small ask with huge potential to change the lives of women around the country, helping them to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support and development tools that charts a course from welfare to the workforce. Now in its sixth year, the #EmpowerHour campaign supports Dress for Success’ mission to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools - free of charge - that help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success’ #EmpowerHour is a simple and meaningful way for individuals, workplaces and the broader community to pay it forward. It's a time to celebrate women and come to together to #BreaktheBias.