Illawarra Skin Clinic hosts What Women Want Event and Fundraiser

Last month, Skin Correctives hosted an intimate event designed to connect women in the Illawarra region and raise funds for Dress for Success.

What Women Want saw locals convene at Central Hotel in Shellharbour, two hours south of Sydney. The luncheon sought to “connect, uplift and empower” women in the area through emotional and inspirational talks hosted by local business leaders.

Profits from attendee ticket sales went to support Dress for Success NSW & ACT’s Illawarra Styling service – an organisation that offers clothing, styling, and presentation skills to women looking to enter or return to the workforce, attend important life events, or affirm their gender identity.

Guests enjoyed a sumptuous three-course meal and received a gift bag valued at over $350. A raffle was also drawn, providing attendees the chance to win a share of over $11,000 worth of prizes.

WAVE FM also generously donated a $20,000 advertising package for Dress For Success Illawarra.

Natasha Panetta from Busy Goddess Marketing Co served as a key event collaborator by getting the word out, creating graphics and branding assets. Many of Karen’s business network friends volunteered their time and skills in the name of women supporting women.

For Skin Correctives director and event host Karen Meiring de Gonzalez, the event was not just about fundraising; it was about creating a sense of community, forging connections, and leaving a lasting impact on the lives of local women.

[centre] Karen Meiring de Gonzalez

What Women Want generated a profit of $10,603.61 which will go toward supporting 53 local female Dress for Success candidates. 

“The connections made, the funds raised, and the impact created are shining examples of what can be achieved when individuals come together with a shared vision,” event organisers shared in a press statement.

Plans for the next What Women Want event are already underway. Follow Skin Correctives on Instagram for updates.

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