DoorDash’s mission has always been to empower local communities. While the world has certainly changed over the past decade, our unwavering commitment to that mission has remained the same.
We exist to connect people with the best of their neighborhood, and the neighborhood for many Black communities provides a sense of belonging. The neighborhood offers an opportunity to garner wealth, but also serves as a space to celebrate Black culture in a unique and authentic way. Simply put, when we empower and support Black-owned merchants and build pathways for the Black gig economy, it elevates the neighborhood. And that’s how we came to our theme for AfroTech — Build Black. Elevate the Neighborhood.
This will serve as our platform during AfroTech from November 13-17 in Austin, Texas, where we’ll spotlight our community of Black employees, but also the Black merchants & dashers on our platform, along with our Black brand partners & ambassadors.
We’re excited about activating in Austin, Texas! While we’re in town, we’d enjoy an opportunity to connect with you at any one of the following touch points.
As part of our ongoing efforts to Make Room at the Table, we’re thrilled to curate an engaging conversation between Imani Grant, our General Manager — Southeast, Strategy & Operations, and NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace on how to INFLUENCE and OWN your career.
In this workshop, Bubba will speak from first-hand experience on being the first, only, or different, detailing how he’s shifted from surviving to thriving in an authentically Bubba Wallace way. As someone who understands the stress that comes with the first and only as the first and only Black NASCAR driver, Bubba will share how talent can shift from feeling different and feeling the pressure of not feeling safe, seen, heard, or valued, to shifting your mindset, building great relationships, and gaining the support needed to reach the top of the mountain.
Wallace partnered with DoorDash in 2020, aligning with the same values around unity, openness, and a desire to help communities in need.
On Monday, November 14, at the Learning Lab stage in Ballroom G from 12:30-1:30 p.m., hear from Bubba to learn how he's worked to empower his own career, and how to kick down the door and create a seat at the table.
Everything we do at DoorDash is in the spirit of bringing communities together, one doorstep at a time. At AfroTech, we’re thrilled to showcase our partnership with a local Austin Black-owned business — SLAB BBQ — at Booth 1206.
While you’re enjoying mouthwatering sliders, learn about what life at DoorDash is like and how we can help you bring to life some of the most rewarding work of your career in support of our merchants, dashers, and communities.
DoorDash, in partnership with The Black Excellence Brunch, is hosting an invite-only event during AfroTech 2022. We look forward to bringing together leaders across all industries and professions to honor Black Excellence and build community. We’re excited to celebrate a new set of honorees who will join the ranks of previously recognized Black leaders and change agents, including Bozoma Saint John, Tabitha Brown, Tina Knowles-Lawson, our current Chief Restaurant Advisor Pinky Cole, and Cedric The Entertainer.
Register above to be added to the wait list! We'll be reaching out to confirmed attendees on November 14th.
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