Founder and CEO
Founder and CEO
This week, Indiana became the latest US state to ban or greatly restrict abortion as a result of Roe v. Wade being overturned. As additional states pass laws that ban or greatly restrict abortion, Outrider is committed to women’s reproductive rights – an issue that is highly personal. As a leader of an organization supporting the success of extraordinary women, I felt it was important to share the company’s position on this issue.
Women have made incredible progress in the workplace since Roe v. Wade was decided nearly 50 years ago. According to Fast Company, “[since Roe v. Wade], the percentage of women in the U.S. who earned a bachelor’s degree surged by nearly five times, while the percentage of employees in STEM fields who are women nearly quadrupled and the percentage of managers who are women more than tripled.” At Outrider, we’re committed to the advancement of women in the workplace. This means providing benefits that cover a wide array of reproductive healthcare that an individual may choose to pursue whether it be to start, delay, or expand their families.
Outrider will not let the overturning of Roe v. Wade curtail the personal decisions of our employees. The Supreme Court decision will instead galvanize our efforts to achieve equity in the workplace and the country. To that end, Outrider is updating our healthcare benefits to better represent our employees’ needs, including reproductive healthcare. Furthermore, Outrider will donate $2,500 and match employees’ donations up to $2,500 so that more women can access reproductive healthcare.
Outrider supports employee access to reproductive healthcare. Please exercise your right to vote at the local, state, and federal levels for candidates who will represent the best interests of women.
Andrew Smith, Founder and CEO
Andrew is the founder and CEO of Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs. He is committed to the rapid commercialization of sustainable freight transportation by deploying zero-emission systems. Under his leadership, Outrider has grown from a concept to a yard automation solution for the biggest companies in the world.
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