IMPACT: August Newsletter 

Can you believe that it’s already August?! August is Happiness Happens Month, so our DEI&B committee, Individuals Making Progress Across Communities Together (IMPACT),  is taking this opportunity to celebrate different things that bring joy to our Kipu community! To do this, we are highlighting International Cat Day (August 8) and National Dog Month/National Dog Day (August 26). Find our furry friends by scrolling down!

Single Working Women and Women’s Equality Day

Another area that brought us joy was celebrating Single Working Women’s Day on August 4. Gender roles have had their changes throughout the centuries. The Industrial Revolution caused a huge shift! In response to rising outrage over how women and children were treated in factories, women began to take on more domestic roles. Once we entered the 20th century, women demanded public education and companies began to hire women again; this sparked the first-wave women’s movement. Fast forward to where we are now, let’s pay gratitude to the people who paved the way: Such as Barbara Payne, who founded what we are celebrating today – Single Working Women’s Day! 

Women have fought tirelessly for their rights. Later this month, on August 26, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day! This day marks the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the constitution in 1920, which forbids the states and federal government from denying citizens the right to vote based on gender. IMPACT would love to praise and celebrate all the incredible women in our KIPU family and promote the importance of equity in the workplace.

Happy International Cat Day and National Dog Day/Month! Here are some of our pets here at Kipu!

Daylen: A little back story on Hazel. I found her one happy day while I was off-roading in the Everglades! We got stuck in the mud and had to be prancing along. Almost 10 years have passed since I rescued Hazel and she has been the best companion I could ever ask for.
JoaquinSam is a 5-year-old Turkish Van breed that loves to hunt lizards and insects, is very vocal, and LOVES to be a pet. He keeps his coat clean at all times and thinks I’m the dirty one. He’s always around me and lets me know loudly his gripes and complaints.
Shannon: Here’s a picture of my puppy at the University of Washington campus. His name is Willy and he’s 16 months (still very much a puppy 😂).
DoloresStella follows you wherever you go, very social. 
Greg: My pair programming partner, Chloe.
VeronicaLucky (aka “The Ankle Bitter”) is a 3-month-old Bichon Poo (Bichon Frise & Mini Poodle) that loves to jump and run after my kids’ (Elias & Lukas) ankles. He also enjoys long naps and Starbucks puppuccinos.
DonaldBen is a 12-year-old rescue.

We hope this brightens up your day and you continue to celebrate the things in your life that make you happy—especially your pets!

Love,

Our KIPU Family

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