“A society that does not cure and treat its women and young girls with love and care and with equality will never be a healthy society." Dr. Nafsiah Mboi
Today we raise our tea cups in celebration of Women’s Equality Day. The Joint Resolution of Congress 1971 designated August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day.
As a woman-owned boutique tea company, I decided to revisit the resolution and reflect on our example of women empowerment at our organic tea farm in Sri Lanka. Asante, our first tea worker, began as one of our shy tea workers - quiet and dedicated to quality control of every tea leaf. After several years of building sustainable, economic development through the sale of SRINA tea, Asante became involved in assisting with building homes and creating living wages for the tea workers. Within three years of working together, Asante developed confidence, strength, and leadership. Today, Asante is currently our office manager responsible not only for quality control of SRINA, but also for the quality of life for the women farmers and their families.
On behalf of myself, our tea farmers, and women across the country, let's raise our tea cups in support and celebration for the women in our lives: mothers, teachers, co-workers, women business owners, advisors, and friends. Cheers to how far we’ve come and the road for many of us left to travel.