Etsy Has Great News for Women Entrepreneurs
Lately it seems like a lot of big businesses are taking better care of the women who work for them. From IBM shipping out breast milk from traveling mothers to the US Navy extending maternity leave there are moves being made to improve life for working women. While we have a loooong way to go towards gender equity in the workplace (ask Amanda Seyfried and other actresses who make way less than their male costars), Etsy just dropped some great news for creative women on their platform.
One of the reasons contributing to this huge number of women-owned businesses thriving on the website could be due to that fact that working online doesn’t adhere women to a typical 9 to 5 schedule. If their business lives online, one can be better able to balance other responsibilities with their work. Hopefully the rise of sites that encourage makers will also encourage more women to own their own businesses.
What are your favorite women owned Etsy shops? Link them in the comments!
(h/t Los Angeles Times)
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
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