March is a special month for women as it celebrates both International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month, which traces back to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions.
Jump forward to nearly 165 years later, and now, for the first time in history, the U.S. is in a ‘she-cession’ – an economic downturn where job and income losses are affecting women more than men.
As more women are losing their jobs in the workforce, we must work together to do all that we can to support women-owned businesses. Cue DoorDash.
DoorDash announced a new program – Made by Women – on International Women’s Day to highlight independent, women-owned businesses on their service platform.
How does the Made by Women program work?
DoorDash users can use the search term “women-owned” to filter local results on both DoorDash and its premium food delivery counterpart, Caviar.
From there, a list of local women-owned restaurants will also appear on the app(s) in select markets.
More than 40 U.S. states have opted into Made by Women and are now searchable on DoorDash, including local favorites like Nong’s Khao Man Gai in Portland, Kismet in Los Angeles, Goddess and the Baker in Chicago, Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights in NYC, and Glen’s Garden Market in Washington, D.C.
And that’s not all.
DoorDash will also match 0% interest loans up to $5,000 for women-owned businesses through a partnership with global nonprofit Kiva.
Wait, there’s still more.
The food delivery service announced a new celebrity spokesperson in WNBA star Chiney Ogwumike – the face of its new national ad campaign, “Enter the Zone.”
DoorDash and Chiney Ogwumike have many shared values and are committed to empowering local communities by working together to design initiatives that accelerate efforts to provide access for women across the United States and beyond.
Head to DoorDash, explore locally women-owned businesses and place an order now!
For every order placed on March 8-March 31 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.
Do you have a favorite locally women-owned restaurant that isn’t recognized on DoorDash? Help your local spot sign up! Restaurants interested in opting in can visit DoorDash support site. DoorDash will continue to add new restaurants and merchants in the coming months.
How are you supporting women-owned businesses?