International Women’s Day -- PD Supports ‘Dress for Success Toronto’
An all-female Porter Airlines crew.
Porter Airlines’ ‘Women Soar at Porter’ committee is extending its community outreach by supporting Dress for Success Toronto. The start of the relationship coincides with today’s celebration of International Women’s Day.
The Mission of Dress for Success Toronto is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. In 2016, the group outfitted more than 1,300 women, 50% of them newcomers to Canada, many with post-secondary education.
‘Women Soar at Porter’ aims to bridge the gender gap within all areas of the organization, including pilots, leadership and ground operations, as well as other groups. The airline says that working with a charitable partner like Dress for Success offers a way to help more women get into the workforce.
Porter will support Dress for Success Toronto initiatives by coordinating clothing drives across the organization and through volunteer-led professional skills workshops for clients.
“We are committed to supporting women at every stage of their career, from raising awareness about job opportunities for students, to donating professional attire for an upcoming interview,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines.
“Partnering with Dress for Success will enable Women Soar at Porter to help more people enter the workforce with confidence.”
Women Soar at Porter launched in 2016 led by dedicated Porter volunteers. The committee actively promotes opportunities that exist for women, particularly in aviation, through school outreach programs. They host workshops and invite leaders to share their stories in support of professional development.