The Red Republic CEO, Fleur Madden will shake, shake, shake her booty to raise funds for Women’s Legal Service (WLS) at the 2015 Dancing CEO’s event on the 27 March.
Ms Madden is one of six Dancing CEOs aiming to fundraise over $60,000 to help WLS support the large number of Queensland women exposed to domestic violence (DV).
“Having a company that is predominantly female staffed, when I heard that one in five women will be affected by domestic violence I knew this was a cause we had to be involved with,” Ms Madden said. “Each year WLS helps 3500 local women, but has to turn away over 16,000 others due to resource constraints – what happens to these women? We cannot turn our backs on this issue in our community.
“For every $35 a Dancing CEO raises, WLS is able to support a woman and her family for one month. So far my fancy footwork has raised just over $3000, but we are aiming to raise at least $10,000. These funds will help WLS support 85 more women, which is wonderful but it hardly puts a dent in the large amount of women affected.”
Ms Madden will be joined at the Dancing CEO’s event by Brazilian Beauty CEO, Francesca Webster, Mission Beautiful Australia Founder, Amy-Lee Hands, Grant Thornton Associate Director, Andrew Smith, Women’s Property Panel’s Emma Herbert and Barrister, Ross Cameron.
Ms Hands said considering the prevalence of DV there was a serious lack of awareness.
“We are hoping that Brisbane locals will see the need to start a conversation about DV and will support the Dancing CEO’s event by making a donation or by using the event hashtag, #danceagainst, to make a stand against DV,” Ms Hands said.
The Dancing CEO’s event will be hosted by B105’s Abby and Stav at Brisbane City Hall on Friday the 27 of March from 6.30pm.
To make a donation or purchase a ticket head to www.dancingceos.com.au.