Lisa Le

“Helping people really makes me happy.”

Lisa’s parents moved to Australia from Vietnam, and like many migrants, they struggled at first. Lisa says she can see her parents in Fitted for Work clients and that helps her relate to them. “My mother could only find work within the Vietnamese community due to her limited English. I understand what these women are going through.”

Lisa’s journey with Fitted for Work began with volunteering. After completing her degree in Fine Arts with Honours, Lisa tried a few roles before joining the organisation as an operations assistant. She helps her colleague Candice Graham FILE) run the Sydney office and its 20 volunteers.

“It’s just the two of us here, so every day is different. I talk to clients, help with fittings, assist with our remote programs, relieve Candice so she can focus on other tasks. Communication is important, so we both know what’s happening and what needs to be done.”

Lisa thinks that what she brings to the role is some “neat and tidy to chaos”.

“We get so many donations, and it’s a bit of Tetris on a daily basis. We have to continue to come up with innovative ways of fitting them all within our small space.”

It’s hard for Lisa to leave work behind at the end of the day. Since being involved with Fitted for Work, she has become her friends’ best corporate style consultant. Each time a friend is going for an interview Lisa wants to know what they are wearing and if the pieces go together. “I can’t help it.”

Lisa is proud to be working in an organisation that changes lives. “I love that I’m able to contribute and help these women find what they are looking for. Helping people really makes me happy.”

This profile was written by Natalia Tsygankova.