Posted on March 5, 2018
This month and every month, CREDO Mobile stands up for women’s rights
March is Women’s History Month, a time to commemorate and honor the incredible achievements of women throughout history. But here at CREDO, every month is a time to recognize the accomplishments of women – and to protect our progress, fight for equality and expand opportunities for all women.
For 30 years, CREDO has always stood for gender equality – from the millions we’ve donated to groups fighting for women’s rights to the grassroots activism we fund to the way we run our business. It’s at the core of our company’s values.
Right now, as a repressive regime in the White House and right-wing conservatives in Congress and state houses across the country wage a war against women, CREDO is more committed than ever to fight for pay equity and against discrimination, expand access to reproductive services, raise wages, expand social security, and fight for universal health care and paid family leave.
Here are just some of the ways we as a company are being recognized for and standing up for women this month – and every month:
- Fighting for women’s rights is at the core of much of our grassroots activism. Just recently, we’ve engaged our more than 5 million supporters on campaigns calling on key lawmakers to protect abortion rights and funding for Planned Parenthood, stop attacks on birth control access, protect Title IX and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and hold Trump and his administration accountable for their misogyny and sexism.
- Since our founding, we’ve donated $10 million to organizations fighting for women’s equality, abortion rights and reproductive choice, women’s empowerment here and abroad, pay equity, and stronger protections for women in the workplace. We’re also proud to be one of the largest corporate donors to Planned Parenthood.
- CREDO Mobile was given the Best Corporate Giving for Gender Equality award in January by Philanthropy Women for our commitment to gender equity funding, which is approximately 11.7 percent of our total donations. As Philanthropy Women put it, “Imagine if every corporation gave 11.7 percent of their philanthropy dollars to gender equality. We would be able to accelerate the progress of gender equality movements and reach critical mass sooner.” We agree!
- Last November, we proudly joined Planned Parenthood’s #BusinessForBC campaign, which calls on employers to publicly commit to providing their workers with birth control coverage. As the Trump regime rolls back the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit, allowing employers to discriminate against women, CREDO Mobile remains dedicated to providing no-cost birth control coverage for our employees.
We owe a great debt to the women’s rights activists throughout history who have made all the work we do today possible, and we urge other companies to follow our lead this Women’s History Month and every month of the year.