Want to make 2018 the year you finally work for a women-led company you believe in? We recommend it.
According to the National Women’s Business Council, there were there were almost 10 million women-owned businesses in the United States in 2012. But, a whopping 85 percent of these businesses have no employees other than the owner.
Luckily, the amount of women-lead businesses is growing, but for now, there’s that pesky problem of the leadership gap. On a personal level, one thing you could do as an employee is work for a woman-run business.
Social Media Coordinator, Bumble
Bumble’s founder and CEO is Whitney Wolfe, a Girlboss Rally alum and Girlboss Radioguest. The Austin-based social media coordinator position is open for professionals with one to three years of experience in social media strategy. If hired, you’ll be working on growing Bumble’s social media followers and engagement across the three branches of the brand (Bumble, Bumble BFF, and Bumble Bizz). The ad encourages people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people to apply.
Brand Designer, Ellevest
Sallie Krawcheck is the Ellevest co-founder and CEO, and the company is all about finance for women. This particular posting is perfect for a natural storyteller and strong conceptual thinker with great design chops. If you have three or more years of design experience, your day to day will include designing infographics, social media content, online ad campaigns, email campaigns, responsive marketing products, and even physical swag.
Executive Assistant/Personal Assistant & Receptionist, BuzzMG
Tina Wells, the CEO and Founder of Buzz Marketing Group is stacked with awards, including Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Inc 30 Under 30, Billboard 30 Under 30, ESSENCE40 Under 40, and Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Phenom. And her company, BuzzMG, has earned her the title “millennial whisperer.”
If you want to be part of this buzzy biz, you can apply to two roles on their website right now. Both the executive assistant/personal assistant and receptionist positions are open to people with high school degrees or AA’s.
Junior Account Executive, S’Well
S’well founder Sarah Krauss brought her brand to the top of the list of fastest growing women-owned businesses in the US, literally placing first. And she’s looking for more smart people to bring onto her ever-growing team.
The junior account executive is one of a bunch of positions open with the company right now, and the person picked will join their sales team in NYC. The role requires around over three years of wholesale experience and reports to the director of Sales. The brand’s amazing benefits include a competitive time-off package (including 9 company paid holidays, 18 PTO days, Summer Fridays, and your birthday off each year).
Social Content Creator: Own, The Oprah Winfrey Network
With that amazing Golden Globe’s speech who wouldn’t want to jump on board of Oprah’s eponymous network?
This role is for someone with two to four years of experience in digital media creation. The ideal candidate is a multi-platform content creator with strong producing and editing skills. If hired, day-to-day work will include developing content for social channels such as GIFs, video pieces, and graphic cards.
Account Executive, The Muse
Kathryn Minshew, CEO & co-founder of The Muse, is another Girlboss Radio alum with a business empire. And her company is hiring for a variety of in-office positions right now.
If you have two to three years of experience in a sales role and a proven track record, then check out the account executive position. On the job application, they say “You’ll work at a tech company founded by two badass women.” Oh, and the company literally has a “no assholes” policy.
Visual Director, Man Repeller
Founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief at Man Repeller is Leandra Medine, and her brand is staffed almost entirely by women, and they are looking to expand with a handful of new roles.
The visual director position is ideal for someone both creative and management-savvy. You’ll need three or more years of creative leadership and management experience, including budget management, and a clear, creative vision and idea of what Man Repellershould look like.
Community and PR (Internship, Freelance or Part-Time), ADAY
Nina Faulhaber and Meg He are the former Goldman Sachs coworkers behind the disruptive activewear brand ADAY. They’ve arrived on the Forbes 30-Under-30 list and now they’re looking for you to join their team.
This community and public relations opening is available for anyone looking for an internship, freelancing, or part-time work. Plus, the application is much more fun than a traditional resume and cover letter. All you have to do is send them your CV, your Instagram, Twitter and anything else that’s relevant. Then you just suggest three people you think would be great brand ambassadors at ADAY and how you would get them on board.
Executive Assistant, Rent The Runway
The two women in charge at Rent The Runway are Jennifer Hyman (CEO and co-founder) and Jennifer Carter Fleiss (co-founder and board member) are looking for talent.
Specifically, an executive assistant. The job posting says someone ideal for this position is “incredibly organized, passionate about Rent the Runway, proactive and scrappy.” Plus, wouldn’t it be nice to work for a company where only 15 percent of employees are white men?
CATMEDIA is another company on the list of the fastest-growing women-owned companies, clocking in at #5 in 2017. Founder and CEO Catherine Downey built this brand that specializes in creative services/media production, program management, training, and HR management around five core values: creativity, quality of products and services, exceptional customer service, innovation, and integrity.
The videographer/editor is a Washington-based position looking for someone with three to five years of experience in videography and video editing. If this company sounds great to you but you don’t know a thing about film production, you can check out their 11 other job postings online.