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Tuesday, March 09 2021 - 06:33
DoorDash Unveils New Made By Women Platform And Announces Historic Partnership With WNBA All-Star And TV Personality Chiney Ogwumike
SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Made by Women is an In-app and Digital Effort that Aims to Champion 
Women-Owned Businesses and Uplift Women Voices

Today, DoorDash announced Made by Women, an in-app and digital platform that 
aims to champion women-owned businesses and uplift women voices, along with a 
first-of-its-kind partnership with multi-platform ESPN commentator and two-time 
WNBA All-Star and forward for the Los Angeles Sparks, Chiney Ogwumike. 

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In celebration of International Women's Day, the multi-platform partnership 
with Chiney Ogwumike launches today with a new national ad campaign titled "In 
the Zone'' [ 
] that spans TV, digital, and social media. The campaign is a leading example 
of a non-endemic brand creating national creative that features a solo WNBA 
athlete, elevating the representation of women in advertising and media. The 
:30 spot simultaneously and seamlessly links DoorDash and basketball through 
spoken-word narration by a rising voice in the world of sports, while aiming to 
celebrate women making history.

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. Chiney is blazing her own trail of entrepreneurship with broadcast, 
basketball, and now business, and is dedicated to the mission of opening up 
opportunities for women worldwide alongside DoorDash. 

"I'm thrilled to partner with DoorDash to celebrate and empower women 
everywhere. As a woman trying to balance it all, it is critical to show the 
world that we will continue to break glass ceilings every day and lift each 
other up," said Chiney Ogwumike, multi-platform ESPN commentator and two-time 
All-Star of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. "On International Women's Day, we 
recognize that women are bosses, and our mission is to open up doors for the 
next generation to run through. And for anyone that knows me, food is the way 
to my heart, so working with DoorDash is a dream come true." 

"We're constantly inspired by the endless ways women continue to break barriers 
and create change across food, sports, entrepreneurship, and beyond," said 
Vanessa Carr, DoorDash's Director of Partnership Marketing. "We are proud to 
launch our Made by Women platform and partner with Chiney Ogwumike, a 
multi-faceted trailblazer who is forging a path of her own while also uplifting 
others along the way. We will continue to leverage our platform and 
partnerships to support and champion women building their dreams."

Made by Women also kicks off today with 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:

-- Hundreds of Women-owned, independent restaurants across more than 40 US 
states have opted into Made by Women and are now searchable on DoorDash by 
keyword "Women owned", 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.   

-- 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 

-- 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.

DoorDash is a technology company that connects consumers with their favorite 
local and national businesses in more than 4,000 cities and all 50 states 
across the United States, Canada, and Australia. Founded in 2013, DoorDash 
enables local businesses to address consumers' expectations of ease and 
immediacy and thrive in today's convenience economy. By building the last-mile 
logistics infrastructure for local commerce, DoorDash is bringing communities 
closer, one doorstep at a time. Read more on the DoorDash blog or at

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