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How DoorDash is investing in growth and recognition through Women’s Leadership Week

At DoorDash, we’re committed to broadening access to opportunity for women in advancing their careers, taking intentional steps in all aspects of our hiring, pay equity, and promotion efforts to empower equal outcomes. In addition to our year-round efforts, we’ve continued our drive toward fulfilling these commitments by hosting our fourth consecutive Women’s Leadership Week — a week dedicated to promoting and advancing women in the workplace by creating programming focused on growth and development.

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21/11/2022
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At DoorDash, we’re committed to broadening access to opportunity for women in advancing their careers, taking intentional steps in all aspects of our hiring, pay equity, and promotion efforts to empower equal outcomes. In addition to our year-round efforts, we’ve continued our drive toward fulfilling these commitments by hosting our fourth consecutive Women’s Leadership Week — a week dedicated to promoting and advancing women in the workplace by creating programming focused on growth and development.

This year, we hosted a blended hybrid experience, featuring in-person and virtual opportunities to learn, connect with other leaders, and most importantly, G.R.O.W. (Grow and Recognize Our Women)!

To kick off Women’s Leadership Week, our CEO, Tony Xu, hosted a fireside chat with Catherine Engelbert, an industry pioneer who serves as the Commissioner of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and who previously served as Deloitte’s first woman CEO about all things career growth, imposter syndrome, and what it means to be a leader.

Our Chief Restaurant Advisor and the CEO of Slutty Vegan, Pinky Cole joined our very own Anuja Perkins, Senior Director of New Verticals, to share how Pinky grew her business, built resilience, and even reminisced about her early days as a Dasher!

To round out our week of fireside chats, VP of Public Policy, Max Rettig; Senior Director of HR, Liane Hajduch; Senior Director of Platform Operations, Sagar Patel; and Senior Manager of Employee Relations, Kara Jones joined our VP of People, Katy Shields to discuss the respective roles they play in supporting, coaching and enabling growth for our women.

We followed the week of fireside chats with a series of in-person happy hours hosted by our Women@ Employee Resource Group across our office hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tempe, Chicago, Seattle, New York, Melbourne, and Sydney.

And to round out the week of learning and engagement, we designed four virtual workshops for employees who identify as women built around growth, covering topics such as how to consider influence as a part of collaboration, the “ABCs” of coaching for team effectiveness, how to build a personal action plan for making work-life harmony a reality, and how to own your career growth.

Women’s Leadership Week is just one example of how DoorDash is committed to advancing women. From our Women@ ERG to leadership programs and networking events for employees to our Made By Women program for women-owned Merchants and the earnings opportunities we create for women Dashers, we are committed to increasing visibility for women across every part of the DoorDash community. And as we look ahead, we continue to invest in growing women into future leaders at DoorDash.

Watch our recap of the engaging week, check out career opportunities below, and learn more about our commitment to creating an environment where everyone feels welcome, supported, and valued here.