At DoorDash, we are intentional in our approach to engaging people of all backgrounds while fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. In partnership with our Unidos@ Employee Resource Group, we provide opportunities, support, and an amplified voice to all identifying with the Hispanic and Latin culture at DoorDash. During National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM), and throughout the year, we are proud to celebrate the culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors originated from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central & South America.
“NHHM is a special month and time for our people to step into the spotlight, come together to share the diverse cultures and backgrounds that are woven in our Unidos fabric! It’s also an opportunity to celebrate our community and the different paths of life we’ve walked to get to this point.”Adriana Jenings Farmer, Manager, Product Operations
To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at DoorDash, our Unidos@ ERG is hosting a blend of virtual and in-person events. We will jumpstart NHHM with an afternoon of entertainment hosted by actor, writer, and stand-up comedian Erik Rivera. Employees will then compete for bragging rights in our NHHM themed trivia event kicked off by In the Heights actress Leslie Grace.
For an in-office celebration, participating offices will host our Monthly Cafecito y Chisme with Unidos@ featuring Hispanic treats. Our teams will have the opportunity to connect with colleagues, talk Hispanic comfort food, and enjoy traditional bites, such as croquetas, pan dulce, empanadas, and more. And to close out NHHM, we will host Lotería hour, a traditional game of chance similar to bingo.
As we celebrate NHHM, our Learning and Development team at DoorDash will continue to empower and encourage learning opportunities, including sessions around how to succeed as a Latina in a global work environment, how to develop your authentic self and more.
DoorDash will also continue to empower Hispanic and Latin Dashers, merchants, and communities throughout the year. Partnering with UnidosUS, the Caminos financial empowerment program helps Dashers save and plan for their financial future. Our Accelerator for Local Goods and Accelerator for Local Restaurants provide grants, training, and networking opportunities for merchants from underserved communities across the U.S. This fall, we launched applications for the Accelerator for Local Restaurants in partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Denver Chapter. Our Disaster Relief Fund provides grants to businesses recovering from natural disasters and to-date, at least 88% of grantees businesses are from underrepresented backgrounds. Finally, as part of our ongoing work to broaden food access, 85% of Project DASH deliveries are made to communities of color across the U.S. and Canada.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, Caviar will spotlight Hispanic merchants from across local neighborhoods. Be sure to check out the Caviar app to help support these businesses not only during Hispanic Heritage Month, but all year round.
Our support and celebration of Hispanic and Latin culture doesn’t stop at the end of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Through our company culture, community efforts, and engagement with merchants, we’ll continue to support and empower Hispanic and Latin merchants and the community.
To learn about how we’re making room at the table and to find open roles, click here.