On International Women’s Day, we were fortunate enough to be invited to partner with Facebook for their Press For Progress event which they threw in collaboration with their initiative #SheMeansBusiness. The event, which featured some pretty amazing speakers, was all around amazing and we’re so thankful we could be a part of it.
Facebook has asked each of the participants to choose an organization they’d like to donate to—so to keep with the theme of empowering women, we decided to donate to EMILY’s List, which you may have heard a lot of buzz about after this most recent election. Essentially, EMILY’s list is an organization that helps to get women elected to political office in the US. Their main goal? To create a government that reflects the people it serves, which is something we can totally get behind. So, we decided to donate 10% of Palermo’s March profits to their organization.
Our founder, Jess at the Press For Progress event.
The organization was founded in 1985 by Ellen R. Malcolm. So if you’re surprised it wasn’t founded by an Emily, then you’re not alone. However Emily isn’t exactly a name, it’s actually an acronym and stands for ‘Early Monday Is Like Yeast’ (i.e., it makes the dough rise).
To us, donating to EMILY’s list was kind of a no-brainer, especially because the cause it supports isn’t a partisan issue. The bottom line is—we need more women, diversity, and inclusion in government and we thought donating to EMILY’s list was the perfect place to start.
If you’re interested in getting involved, then you can visit their website and learn more about all the amazing things they do and how you can get involved.