Our WHY is female empowerment, and it is at the core of everything we do. Our key focus is on empowering women to be financially independent through employment.
Our mission is to empower women to have choices to help build a life full of passion and purpose, whatever that may be. We are firm believers that employment is the key to financial independence, and financial independence provides freedom of choice.
Our initiatives and partnerships reflect this, from Suited To Success and The Encoreship, which is now in its third year of providing lifechanging placements for women reentering the workforce after an extended period of absence.
PARENTAL LEAVE PROGRAM
This March 2023 we are excited to share what we believe is an industry leading paid parental leave program. This program contributes to closing the gap on inequality for women in the workplace, enabling and normalising taking time out to care for a child and supporting our parents through every stage of the journey.
We hope to inspire other brands, businesses and industry leaders to make change within their own organisations. It is our goal to see a time where 100% of Australian businesses offer paid parental leave as basic employment entitlement. Employer action is key to speeding up the pace of change for women in the workplace.
Discover more on the program and how it supports our DISSH families through every part of their parenthood journey below:
“It has always been a dream of mine to build a business to a size where financially we could afford a best in class PPLP. I have seen too many close friends and family give up thriving careers due to the challenges of balancing family and work. There is no doubt that these challenges are complex, wide and varied, but with the right support from employers, infinitely more possible to overcome. I’m walking that walk now, 6 months after giving birth to our little Remi. I’m using my own firsthand experience to create a support framework that I know I would have greatly benefitted from.”
- DISSH Owner & Director, Lucy Henry-Hicks
Over 90% of the DISSH team identifies as a woman, and as a female led brand we’re proud to make headway as we strive towards equal opportunity for women in the workplace and beyond.