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March 2019

A Note from Melinda

This is a note I’ve been excited to write, because it’s a special chance to welcome you to the very first edition of Evoke. Each edition will have a theme, and this month, that theme is forward.

The fact that we’re launching in March—Women’s History Month—is no coincidence. I think of March as an important time to reflect on how far we’ve come but also an opportunity to recommit ourselves to the journey ahead.

Here’s to breaking down old barriers, walking through new doors, and moving forward together.

What's Inspiring Me

“Heartland” by Sarah Smarsh

I haven't been able to put down this memoir. Sarah Smarsh uses her personal history to challenge us to examine the effects of intergenerational poverty. Highly recommend adding it to your 2019 reading list!

"When Women Control the Money, Female Founders Get Funded"

This New York Times article takes you inside a women-only pitch night and introduces you to some of the brilliant women who are founding (and funding!) the next generation of great companies.
“When a woman speaks her truth, fires up her intention and feeling, stays tight with the instinctive nature, she is singing, she is living in the wild breath-stream of the soul. To live this way is a cycle in itself, one meant to go on, go on, go on.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estés