SALIENT SPOTLIGHT: Etsy’s International Women’s Day

This week, SalientMG would like to spotlight Etsy for their announcement highlighting their involvement with International Women’s Day this year. 

Etsy, a global marketplace for unique and creative goods, has recently announced their celebration of International Women’s Day. 

Raina Moskowitz, Etsy’s VP of Product Management, announced, “Etsy is – and has always been – an incubator for female entrepreneurs to grow successful businesses. In celebration of International Women’s Day and the 87% of women who make up our marketplace, we’re launching a “Fearless Women Capsule Collection” dedicated to courageous and notable women past, present, and future.”

This collection contains art that honors historical figures who have paved the way for female empowerment. Examples such as Justice RuthBader Ginsburg, Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, and Amelia Earhart. There are hundreds of other creations from Etsy sellers. 

Moskowitz also stated, “today, we also shine a spotlight on members of our own community of creative entrepreneurs that inspire us every day. Women like: Sonia Singh of Tree Change Dolls, a scientist in Australia who gives discarded dolls a second life, woodworker Greta de Parry of Greta De Parry Design, and Krystal Shaw of Random Rompers who started her Etsy shop to save her family from eviction. These sellers (and so many others) are our Fearless Women. They are a reminder that shopping on Etsy means supporting women-owned businesses.”

Etsy not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. The global marketplace promotes a diverse and inclusive workplace, announcing their gender metrics as proof. As of December 31, 2018:

  • 56% of Etsy’s overall employee base is women
  • 50% of Etsy’s Board of Directors is comprised of women, as well as their executive team
  • 52% of all leaders (director level and above) are women
  • 33% of Etsy’s engineers are women

The full Romper article is available here

The full Etsy article is available here.

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