Tomorrow, the VINA team will march alongside a million other women who support women, and this is a big deal. Whatever your politics, when it comes to our rights as women in the world, the most important thing we can do is to support one another.
At VINA, our mission is to support you, to empower you, to connect you, and to celebrate you. The Women’s March is an incredible feat of organizing. It is an extraordinary testament to the fact that when someone treats us poorly, that not only will we not stand for it for ourselves, but we will not stand for it for each other, united.
The march happening all around the country is an incredibly important moment for us (the VINA team and all our vinas in the world) to truly live our mission, and it was a no-brainer decision that as a team we must be out there with you all to honor, commemorate, and support your dedication to building a better future for us together.
I’m reminded of one of my favorite quotes, by none other than the OG of philosophers, Socrates:
The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
So, while we it may seem that we are heading back a few centuries in policy and history today, let’s focus our time, resources, energy, and love on building an amazing future for us women— together.
You’ll see a few VINA teammates out there at the rally areas of DC, NYC, and SF passing out commemorative chapsticks for all you nasty women at the march. We hope that every time you go to apply, you’ll ask yourself, “How can I help another woman today?” Maybe it means meeting someone who’s new to town and helping get them dialed in, maybe it means bragging about your friend at work, or maybe it means calling out a mansplainer, whatever it is, be a woman who supports other women.
I am so excited to build the future of sisterhood with you.