Over the past two years we’ve met the most inspiring female changemakers across the U.S. Not just women in high places, but women of all ages and backgrounds. We’ve felt firsthand what it means to support one another–through seeking out each other’s stories, and humbly listening and learning.

There is a palpable sense of empowerment and excitement that comes from sharing what feels like an inside secret: that women are incredible leaders and we have the power to make change for good, on our terms.

It’s why we were so excited about yesterday–it’s significance and the opportunity to make history.

Like many of you, we are deeply saddened by the results, but we are heartened that more than half the popular vote did not embrace the misogyny and hate that so often dominated this election. Love and community still won yesterday…just not in all the right places.

For changemakers the county over, today is still for you, and so is tomorrow.

We will hold dear the words of HRC, as we take a deep breath, dust ourselves off, and chart our next steps:

“This loss huimg_1355rts, but please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. And so we need you to keep up these fights now and for the rest of your liv

…we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but some day someone will and hopefully sooner than we might think right now.

And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”

Let’s make our voices heard. Let’s become even stronger in the face of this setback. Let’s continue to build a force that must be reckoned with and deliver the change that we’re committed to.

In crisis there is opportunity, and we as leaders of the fiercest community of women we’ve ever known, are committed to elevating your voices and this movement now and in the future.

Keep on making change…

Jess & Brie, Co-founders
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