2020 Associate Program FAQ

We took the most frequently asked questions from Associate candidates, and sent them to our employees who have been in the Program in previous years. These are their answers in their own words. Pictured: 2019 Associate Class (L to R: Taylor Key, Julia Klein, Nick Christy, Fabiana Benedini, Jackson Ruprecht) What does a typical day look like for an Associate? Working as an associate is like working at a dynamic start-up — no day looks the same, but you’ll get a world of experience wearing different hats. From building relationships…

International Women’s Day – Do We Really Need It?

I’m sorry. Okay, I’m sorry for saying sorry – nasty habit. But as a woman, I figured I’d just get the apology part out of the way up front. After all, it’s well-established that women apologize far more often than they need to, often for things that are not their fault. So now that that’s taken care of, let’s get to the real story – International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day (IWD) was started in 1911 by Suffragettes – then called a “militant organization” – to raise awareness of, and…

Driving Impact: Behavior, Purpose, Activism

Three big takeaways from Sustainable Brands 2018 In early June, RF|Binder headed off to Vancouver to join more than 2,000 professionals at the annual Sustainable Brands conference. Also in attendance with me, was the leader of our impact practice RFB|Siren, Annie Longsworth. Annie has been a constant staple at the conference since its beginning and has really solidified her position as a top thought leader in the space of social and environmental sustainability communications and strategy. This year, in addition to integrating new members in the SB life, Annie led…

The Future is Female

The future is female. It’s a phrase we hear often these days, as more women take positions of power, and more movements are launched to break barriers and ignite progress for females around the globe. As a female business leader, I find it important to use International Women’s Day as a time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going, and to evaluate how we can best continue to press for progress. 2017 was a strong statement year for women. 5 million people stood up across the globe…