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In solidarity with the Women’s March organizers, Allovus has made a commitment to participate in the upcoming “A Day Without a Woman” event on Wednesday, March 8th.

In a recent email to our Allovus community, Founder + Principal Hayley Nichols said, “I have worked diligently with all of you to build an organization that values and supports our team members, regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic backgrounds, and disabilities. I was reading about the Women’s March on Washington that took place on January 21st and was inspired by the event they are sponsoring on Wednesday, March 8­­­th, called A Day Without a Woman. It is also International Women’s Day, which was first observed in 1911 and encourages recognition of the efforts and value that women contribute to our society. The majority of our employees are women—Allovus could not do the amazing work we do without them. Therefore, I am encouraging each of you (both women and men) to consider participating in this event.”

Hayley encourages employees to participate in a way that is meaningful to them. Here are some of her suggestions:

Women

  1. Take the day off work – your absence will be noticed.
  • I will fund 4 hours of PTO to current employees on active engagements to help encourage this.
  • Take the time to focus on your family, get involved in the community, educate yourself on women in history, and/or update your portfolio to show the world the great things you do.
  1. If you don’t feel comfortable taking the day off, you can donate 1-8 hours of your PTO to the support pool. These hours will be distributed to the participating women in addition to the 4 hours I am funding.
  2. Wear red all day on Wednesday, March 8th to show your support for the cause.

Avoid shopping on Wednesday, March 8th (but feel free to do business with women and minority-owned businesses.

Men

  1. Reach out to your female colleagues and make it known that you are willing to be there to cover their critical job tasks or deliverables on Wednesday, March 8th, so they can participate in the strike.
  2. Donate 1-8 hours of your PTO to the support pool. These hours will be distributed to the participating women in addition to the 4 hours I am funding.
  3. Wear red all day on Wednesday, March 8th to show your support of the cause

Avoid shopping on Wednesday, March 8th (but feel free to do business with women and minority-owned businesses.

“No matter how you choose to participate,” Hayley said, “be cognizant of the outstanding women in your world and all they do!”

If you are an active employee who wants to participate, please send a note to payroll@allovus.com by the end of the day this Friday, March 3rd, to let us know that you are taking part, and in what capacity. Allovus will follow up with instructions on how to proceed.

Hayley offered some final words on the matter. “Thank you for all that you do, and for considering participation in this important event. I encourage you to continue to find ways to share your voice and strength. We can help create a safe and healthy society in which we are all able to care for and nurture our families free from structural impediments.”

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