Sefton and Liverpool Women in Business

Dress It Forward Testimonials

Cllr Erica Kemp, Lord Mayor June 2014 – June 2015, said:

“I am thrilled to be launching the Dress It Forward campaign as it is an initiative that should boost employment rates and change the stigma that is often attached to employing ex-offenders. Liverpool is a charitable city, and one person donating one unused outfit can make a real difference to the community”.

Merseyside’s Deputy Police Commissioner Cllr Ann O’Byrne said:

“We know it can be really hard for women to rebuild their lives once they are released from prison. The Dress it Forward campaign is a fantastic initiative which will not only help these women find employment, but also show them that there are people who are still willing to support them despite their past mistakes.  The Commissioner and I were delighted to donate some of our clothes and give our backing to this innovative scheme which will help these women to move on and hopefully lead full and productive lives. We look forward to hearing of their progress in the weeks and months to come.”

 Theresea Griffin MEP said:

“This is a really good initiative to support women back into work across Merseyside. It is projects like this, that assist women to break down barriers to work, that we should celebrate and promote. Sefton and Liverpool Women in Business have done great work across the City Region, with support from European funding, and I’m pleased to see them go from strength to strength with this new scheme”.

 Michelle Helsby of MSB Solicitors said:

“MSB solicitors are delighted to be joining forces with Dress it Forward, an exciting and innovative initiative ensuring we empower women within our city. The Dress it Forward ethos sits perfectly with MSB’s commitment to supporting victims of domestic violence and our determination to ensure people have the access to justice they so rightly deserve despite the recent changes in legal aid.”

Simone Roche, Founder of Northern Power Women said:

“When Steph told me her initiative, I didn’t have any hesitation in offering Northern Power Women as a platform to engage with business women and leaders to support other women to get into work.  This is a great example of women working collaboratively to make positive impact”.

 Jane Lowe: Creator of Business Room 52 said:

“I am very honoured to be supporting Sefton and Liverpool Women in Business CIC – Dress It Forward Campaign and all the inspirational work that they are doing with women ex offenders. To support this amazing work we will be supporting the campaign on our website, in our inspirational training handbooks that we give to all the delegates who attend our workshops and by hosting a donation area at every workshop so that our delegates can make donations at any of our sessions.
 Thank you Stephanie for letting us be a part of this “

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