During Women’s History Month and throughout the year, DoorDash works to broaden access to opportunity, highlight women-owned businesses on our platform, and spotlight women who are leaders in their communities. As a company, we’ve also taken intentional steps in all aspects of our hiring, pay equity and promotion efforts to empower equal outcomes.
The powerful legacies of women are too often forgotten and, to promote a more equitable society, we all must highlight and celebrate the work of women. That’s why in addition to our external spotlights, we also took time internally to celebrate, connect and grow together through the stories of present and past women leaders in collaboration with our Women@DoorDash Employee Resource Group (ERG).
We kicked off Women’s History Month with a meet and greet, offering time for our leaders and community members to break off into small groups, make connections and engage in conversation. Our women leadership team, featuring Imani Grant (General Manager, Southeast), Katie Egan (Chief of Staff), and Liangxiao Zhu (Vice President of Engineering) also took part in a fireside chat, sharing how they’re changing the tide and leaving their mark in traditionally male-dominated fields.
“Women@DoorDash has been a platform for me to elevate my understanding of our business, think critically about my career goals, and engage with and learn from women across our organization. I’m passionate about education as a lever for women in tech to level the playing field, and Women@ is an incredible platform to facilitate that education.Aislinn McNiece, Senior Associate, S&O
“As a three-sided marketplace business, there are many teams at DoorDash that I don’t cross paths with organically in my work. Through Women@, I’ve been able to learn from women across our Dasher team, Engineering team, Leadership team, and many others, which has given me the ability to scale as an operator and business partner.”
To close out the month, we were joined by several women business owners who have partnered with DoorDash to share challenges they’ve experienced and lessons learned as women in the restaurant business.
“Through our Women@ ERG, I have had the opportunity to meet and listen to women who are in spaces I would have never otherwise interacted with,” said Marissa Patton, Support Trainer. “It has given me a community of people to learn from. I think that is irreplaceable not only in a business, but life as well.”
The university recruiting team also hosted a panel session for women and non-binary students to connect with leaders from the Women@ ERG and gain awareness about our university program, learn about opportunities offered at the company and gain a perspective into what life is like at DoorDash.
With these insights, we hope to help pave the road ahead for women and allies to help claim influence and power in the workplace.
As we continue to celebrate the contributions of women, we recognize there is still work to be done in establishing gender equality. In our long-term goal to bridge that gap, we’ve also established programs to support women-owned businesses and identified partnerships to help us in the recruitment of talented women.
How we’re supporting women-owned businesses
DoorDash is supporting women entrepreneurs in raising capital through business loans with loan matching opportunities and Entrepreneurship & Access Programs in the United States and Canada.
Throughout Women’s History Month, we spotlighted women-owned businesses on our platform in partnership with Re:Her and Bumble. We also highlight businesses through an in-app “Women Owned” store banner throughout the year.
Click here to learn more about these initiatives and our partnerships.
How we’re recruiting talented women
Women Who Code
For four years, DoorDash has sponsored and supported Women Who Code, an international non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. They provide an avenue into tech and empower women with skills needed for professional advancement.
Women in Product
DoorDash has been an annual sponsor of Women in Product, which strives to equip women to thrive in product management careers at all levels.
Grace Hopper Celebration (AnitaB.org)
The GHC celebration was founded in 1994 and since then, it has been the premier gathering for women in technical roles, bringing together professionals from all levels of experience to network, professionally develop, and find their place in tech. DoorDash will be a sponsor at their upcoming conference in Orlando.
Sistas in Sales
DoorDash has sponsored the organization and their annual summit. The organization unites women of color in professional sales careers through networking, panel discussions, and socials. In 2021, we brought in DoorDash speakers to present at their annual summit. We also hosted a virtual event to highlight open roles on our various sales teams.
DoorDash is a proud partner of InHerSight, a platform that measures how well companies support women from entry level to the c-suite. Their website allows women to anonymously rate and review their workplace against metrics such as inclusive policies, pay equity, and culture. The platform not only allows us the opportunity to highlight the phenomenal women in our organization, but to learn how we can be a more inclusive and equitable place for women to excel.
Founded by women, the Muse is the go-to destination for the next-gen workforce to research companies and careers. DoorDash partners with the Muse to help job seekers understand our company culture, workplace, and values through our employee stories.
Women’s history, women’s futures
At DoorDash, our work to support women-owned businesses is an ongoing effort that is reflected in our platform, voice, and resources. As we celebrate women’s history and the contributions they’ve made, we’re equally excited and looking forward, optimistically, to a more equitable world.
“In today’s work-from-home world, it can be easy to miss the fact that there’s a big, growing community of empowered women and allies at DoorDash,” said Margot Dale, Strategy & Ops Manager, New Verticals. “My favorite part of being a leader for Women@ ERG is getting that constant reminder that there are people from all corners of the company that care about my success and wellness. And I love providing that same reminder to others.”
To learn more about how we’re making room at the table and to find open roles, click here