Women at Ernst & Young have been told what not to wear, in a series of
workshops at the Big Four firm.
They were told to avoid strong perfumes and risqué tops in the workplace, as
well as being advised: ‘do not bring an evening bag to a daytime meeting’; and
to ‘think of your colour palette – wear colours that bring out the best in your
skin tone and hair colour,’
The ‘Dress for Success’ workshops took place in September and October, in
London, Reading and Manchester.
Fleur Bothwick, head of diversity and inclusiveness at Ernst & Young,
told the magazine: ‘It’s not that our women have problems dressing correctly.
The whole point of our gender strategy is to attract and help people achieve
full potential, and if we don’t do this sort of thing, they miss out on that.
You don’t want to be remembered as the woman with red lips, or leave people
wondering “how does she walk on those heels?”.’
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