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DoorDash Unveils New "Made By Women" Platform

  • March 9, 2021

Yesterday, DoorDash announced Made by Women, an in-app and digital platform that aims to champion women-owned businesses and uplift women voices.

Made by Women offers new in-app features on DoorDash to highlight and support independent Women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs, making it easier for local customers to discover and support them. Women-owned businesses disproportionately feel the impacts of COVID-19. DoorDash considers this commitment to supporting Women-owned businesses an ongoing effort that demands action through its product, voice, and resources. Here’s how:

 

    • Each merchant that is highlighted as a Women-owned business has provided approval to be featured through direct contact with our team. Restaurants interested in opting in can learn more here.* DoorDash will continue to add new restaurants and merchants in the coming months.

 

    • In an attempt to address systemic inequities by providing capacity-building resources such as capital, DoorDash will match loans for women-owned businesses through their partnership with Kiva, a global non-profit whose mission is to expand financial access. In 2020, DoorDash established a $150k revolving loan fund with Kiva and as of today, women-owned businesses will be eligible for loan matching from that fund (up to 5k per loan). Kiva provides 0% interest, crowdfunded loans to eligible business owners. Loans are provided and administered by Kiva subject to Kiva’s Terms of Use.

 

    • To further encourage customers to support Women-owned businesses in their neighborhoods, DoorDash customers will see in-app Women-owned carousels in dozens of markets across the US, Canada, and Australia including New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, D.C., Sacramento, Austin, Tampa, Detroit, Cleveland, Toronto, Montreal, Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. Participating restaurants on the DoorDash platform are also identified by a banner on their store page.

 

  • Caviar customers will also see an in-app Women-Powered carousel with Pineapple Collaborative in select markets including Austin, Boston, New York, Chicago, SF, LA, Miami, and D.C.

Starting today, DoorDash will donate $1 per DoorDash and Caviar order** from a participating merchant that has opted into the Made by Women Platform, up to $100,000, to the James Beard Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Programs.

These efforts expand DoorDash’s investments in supporting entrepreneurship and access for underrepresented businesses and builds upon DoorDash’s $200M Main Street Strong fund, including the $2M Main Street Strong Accelerator, a new program providing financial support and specialized educational resources to women, immigrant and BIPOC-owned businesses. Through DoorDash’s Community Credits program, they’ve also supported women’s empowerment groups such as San Francisco Safe House, Sarah’s Circle, and Girls for Gender Equity, and look forward to collaborating with more organizations supporting equality and advancement for women.

*Administration and eligibility will be in DoorDash’s sole discretion. We reserve the right to amend, suspend, or terminate the terms at any time, including to comply with legislation or regulation of any kind. To learn more about participating in DoorDash’s Made by Women, including eligibility requirements, see here.

**For every order placed on March 8th, 2021 through March 31st, 2021 on the DoorDash and Caviar platforms from participating women-owned businesses, DoorDash will donate $1, up to a maximum of $100,000, to the James Beard Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Programs.

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