This Life: Pulling the threads together

Having come through bereavement and the loss of a business, Carmel O'Keeffe is now helping women get back into the workforce, writes Deirdre O'Shaughessy.

26th January, 2014
Carmel O'Keeffe's Dress For Success helps women to get ready for the interview process. Picture: Clare Keogh

Dress For Success is a volunteer-led organisation that helps women into work by getting them interview-ready, inside and out. Founded in New York in 1997, the organisation has helped 700,000 women around the world, and its latest affiliate is in Cork, where Carmel O'Keeffe has been at the helm since last year.

The organisation is aimed at addressing common issues such as personal presentation at interview - many people cannot afford a new outfit, for example -...

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