Today marks the start of Women's History Month. To honor the month and celebrate International Women's Day, Pinterest has launched a brand new Pinterest Shop collection featuring 25 women-founded small businesses and hundreds of products all made, designed or imagined by women. Additionally, throughout the month of March, Pinterest has created an International Women’s Day fund and will match donations from employees to nonprofits helping women succeed like the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the Global Fund for Women. Because when women succeed, we all do. "Around the world, working women were the most affected by changes we saw in 2020 and so we launched the International Women's Day Shop as a way to support and show our commitment to small businesses. Pinterest has always been the place to be inspired and discover new brands. We are thrilled to give these women-run businesses a platform to shine.” - Aya Kanai, Head of Content and Creator Partnerships 📰 Read more: https://lnkd.in/gfetfXi 🛍️ Get your shop on: https://lnkd.in/e_FBZGr 💖 Donate: https://lnkd.in/gxDQXW4
Pinterest is so excited to announce an expansion to our volunteerism, donation match and charitable giving benefits. We’ll be granting employees five volunteer days off to support civic and community engagement, increasing our donation match program and giving grants to organizations tackling urgent challenges related to emotional well-being. Visit our newsroom to learn more about these new benefits, led by Ari Simon, Pinterest’s Head of Social Impact and Philanthropy. https://newsroom.pinterest.com/en/post/pinterest-supports-emotional-wellbeing-through-new-social-impact-efforts-and-introduces-ari
This has been a year unlike any other. 2020 has served as a painful reminder that there are many important causes that deserve advocacy and action: the fight for racial justice, COVID-19, devastating natural disasters, the growing homelessness crisis, and so much more. For Pinterest’s holiday gift this year, we want to support all Pinployees who are inspired to act. One of the great things about our culture is that so many of us want to give time and resources to causes we care about. This year, Pinterest is repurposing the funds that were set aside for our company holiday gift, and instead empowering each employee to donate to a non-profit organization of their choice. Our CEO Ben Silbermann will be doubling each donation, maximizing our ability to contribute. Happy Giving Tuesday to all.
Yesterday, Pinterest's US offices had the day off to honor and thank Veterans for their service and sacrifice. In acknowledgement of Veteran's Day, read this reflection from Kaitlin O'Donnell, Design Manager and co-lead of Vets@, our employee group for Veterans and allies. Kaitlin, we're so grateful for you. "Pinterest was my first job in tech and at the time I had only been out of the military for 2.5 years. I was still trying to shape my new career and find my identity in the civilian world. After being here for a bit I heard about the Vets@ community and immediately felt a sense of belonging. It was the first time I felt comfortable opening up a bit more about my military experience. When I was approached to lead, it was a natural fit. I was already involved in the community and it help me make connections with other people outside of my normal team." Stay tuned for more insight from our Vets@ group throughout November in honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month.
Pinterest Data Scientist, Cindy Zhang, had no idea she'd be onboarding and working remotely when she accepted an offer after her Pinternship back in September of 2019. As a former Pintern, she'd experienced Life At Pinterest before, and has the unique perspective that comes with going through onboarding at the same company twice: once IRL, and once virtually. In our latest Pinterest Engineering blog post, Cindy discusses her journey and shares tips and tricks for starting a new job in our new world.
Pinners (especially in #GenZ!) already used #Pinterest as a resource for aesthetic inspiration and decorating "real life" spaces like bedrooms, so it's interesting to see them seek inspiration for online spaces, too. Have you visited Pinterest to inspire your #iOS14 home screen?
Oh, Canada! Pinterest is growing in Toronto and hiring for critical positions across Machine Learning, Backend, Content, Sales and more! These roles are essential to building a world-class #shopping experience for our 400M+ Pinners, and bringing them from inspiration to action.
“From creators across the world to the content on our platform, we are committed to making Pinterest a more inclusive place. That means purposely building a company and product for everyone, reflecting our global audience of over 400 million Pinners that turn to Pinterest each month for inspiration to create a life they love.” We are honored to welcome Tyi McCray, PhD as our Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity reporting into Pinterest’s CEO and Co-Founder, Ben Silbermann. For more on the role, Tyi’s background and our commitments to building an inclusive product and culture, visit our newsroom.
From intentional self-care programming to enhanced mental health benefits, Pinterest has been taking steps to empower employees with resources to do their best work and reorganize their lives to meet today's unprecedented needs. Our CHRO Jo Dennis reflects on the team's approach.
As we settle into our new normal, we are supporting our team members with useful resources and an open dialogue. This month, we launched Pintentions, a four-week, self-care initiative with a deliberate focus on Pinployees and their well being. Each week our leaders are sharing collated resources and best practices focused across four pillars: prioritizing, controlling, connecting and learning. The goal is to help employees simplify and streamline work while connecting in a meaningful way. We’re in this—and we’ll get through this—together.