In recent years, women have been more likely to start a business than men. And despite evidence that women-owned businesses are often highly successful, they tend to be less likely to survive.

We want to change that. 

Whether it’s a business pitch or a secret recipe, a big decision or a small one, women entrepreneurs make things every day that advance our communities, our families, and the world at large. 

Tony Xu, Founder and CEO of DoorDash, first got the idea for DoorDash thanks to his mother, who worked in a local restaurant while establishing roots for her family in America after they immigrated from China. 

Designed to help inspired entrepreneurial women like Tony’s mother, Made by Women isn't just about celebration — it’s about connecting women entrepreneurs with the resources they need to continue to succeed, grow, and make an impact.

Initiatives Supporting Women-Owned Businesses 

Better visibility for more potential orders 

For Women’s History month, DoorDash is using in-app promotions like carousels to spotlight women-owned businesses. If you’re a woman-owned business, make sure you are tagged as woman-owned in the app, so customers can easily find and support you, either through the Made By Women carousel or searching for ‘women owned’ businesses. 

Donating $1 for every order 

From March 8 to 31, when customers order from a business tagged as women-owned, DoorDash will donate $1 (up to $100,000 total) to the James Beard Foundation’s Women Leadership Programs, which are committed to advancing women in the culinary industry. 


Helpful resources that make a difference 

DoorDash has teamed up with two different organizations to help provide women entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow. 

With Kiva, women entrepreneurs have access to 0% interest, no-fee loans to support their business. 

Through Start Small, Think Big,  women business owners can also get free 1:1 legal, marketing, and financial support. 

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs Today and Every Day

Supporting women business owners is a lasting commitment. Stay tuned for more resources on the way. 

If you’re not already a DoorDash partner and want to take advantage of our Made by Women program, sign up now

*For every order placed on March 8, 2021 through March 31, 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 Leadership Programs. Participating women-owned businesses will be tagged in the app and featured in the Made by Women carousel.

Jen Brown

Jen Brown is a copywriter based in Los Angeles. Her professional experience includes writing for  tech, nonprofits, manufacturing, entertainment, and consumer goods, but her lifelong commitment to spending most of her income at restaurants has been excellent preparation for writing for restaurant owners, operators, and staff. When she’s not planning (or writing about) her next meal, she likes to spend time outdoors and meet other people’s dogs.