Dear Sender One Community,
When I look at what Sender One has become over the last few years, I am extremely proud of how many women I see in positions of leadership. While I may be the most visible and most vocal, anyone that comes to a Sender One will see shift leads, supervisors, routesetters, and gym managers... all women.
Among our senior leadership, we have more women than men. I am proud of the fact that we created a place that supported these women. We gave them the financial and professional support that allowed them to start families, take as much time as they needed to be with their children, and then return to work. This has been a challenge to our business, but our core values wouldn't let us do anything less.
This would not have been possible without the foundational right of reproductive freedom. We are shocked by the recent decision by SCOTUS to eliminate this right for millions of women across the US. At the same time, we feel extremely lucky and fortunate that we are a California-based company where a woman's fundamental right to choose is not only protected and safeguarded, but is being expanded to benefit those not as lucky as we are to live in California.
We will continue to do what we are able to support the women in our community. While we cannot change this decision alone, we can and will stand in solidarity with efforts to reinstate our rights, and to make climbing an inclusive sport which respects the self-determination of every climber.
With love and gratitude,