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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.
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