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Reflections This International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

By Amy Binder

Illustration of various women.

Below are excerpts from an internal memo from Amy Binder to the RF|Binder team regarding International Women’s Day

As a women-owned business and as a female entrepreneur, March is an important month of reflection for RF|Binder and for me personally. It is a time to think about the progress that women have collectively made in fighting for equal rights and also a moment to recognize how far we have to go and what it will take to achieve continued progress.

At this moment, there are many reasons for frustration about the seemingly backward steps that are happening in our country and globally for those who identify as women – from the continued devastating aftermath of Dobbs vs. Jackson, where reproductive rights are being actively threatened to the attacks on gender affirming care and resources needed by transgender women and girls worldwide.

However, as you all know, I am a forever optimist. I firmly believe, now more than ever, there are more opportunities for women than ever before. All of us – regardless of gender – need to focus on our individual and collective goals and relentlessly and tirelessly work towards achieving them. But, this work cannot only fall on the shoulders of women. Allyship is crucial, and with the commitment and support of our allies, there is no marginalized group that cannot overcome their struggles. Every action, by every human, no matter how small, counts.

Just like anything that is worth fighting for, resilience and persistence is critical. It is this mindset that has guided RF|Binder since our founding. We have always embraced diversity, equity and inclusion as well as women empowerment as a core value. It is also the reason why we offer three Civic Engagement days to every team member, one of them being election day. Further, I have always strongly believed our right to vote is a fundamental way to bring about change. I am so proud that we have a Right to Vote Committee, which is dedicated to ensuring all citizens can exercise their fundamental right to vote with a particular emphasis on disenfranchised communities, and strongly encourage you all to get involved. Positive change arises from many actions, but one of our greatest rights is our civic duty. I encourage everyone to get involved with our Right to Vote Committee, and to, of course, continue exercising that right as a force for good.

I hope everyone on this day, and this month, takes the time to thank and appreciate those who have helped us get to where we are, and to think about what actions we can take to support greater diversity, equity and inclusion.


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