Tanya Jackson-Vaughan

CEO of Dress for Success discussing the gender pay gap, gender poverty and her work addressing these challenges

Tanya Jackson-Vaughan, winner of the 2018 AFR Women of Influence Social Enterprise and NFP category and an Impact 25 winner in 2016, is the CEO of Dress for Success Sydney, an organisation that transforms the lives of women through career support programs and the provision of work appropriate outfits.

Her previous role (2011-2019) was as Executive Director of Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS), an organisation that provides legal support to people seeking asylum.  A leader of influence, she is a courageous advocate for a world where progressive ideas and social justice promote dignity and respect for all. She has a track record for speaking out on the big issues.  Previously, she worked as an advisor to Anthony Albanese MP and as an English teacher to migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum.

Tanya will be able to reflect on the IWD theme #eachforequal, the gender gap at work, gender poverty and how the work at Dress for Success Sydney helps address many of these challenges - helping women grow in confidence, providing tools to get into the job market and styling for that all important job interview. The career support program is transformational.

At Dress for Success Sydney they live #eachforequal, ensuring that women are given the best chance of getting work.

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