13 July 2022

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The Women’s Domain: Lifting Others While You Climb

A few months ago I listened to a TedTalk by ACLU Chief Equity Officer Amber Hikes where she spoke about “lifting others while you climb”.  She said it’s up to all of us to create a more inclusive and diverse workplace. No matter where you are in your career journey, it’s essential that you help others grow, even as you are growing yourself.  It was this TedTalk along with various conversations and research I had participated in, that led 5874 Commerce to launch The Women’s Domain – a 12-month campaign focused on the representation of women in the eCommerce industry. 

The Big Topics

Seated within a beautiful venue, Brasserie of Light inside Selfridges in London, we did what women do best.  We collaborated, shared our lived experiences and communicated openly and honestly. Here are some of the biggest topics we discussed and ones we will cover in more detail as part of the campaign over the next few months. 

  • Women’s health in the workplace:  let’s talk more openly about the impact of the menopause, periods, endometriosis and more
  • Women in leadership and senior management roles: how we can support and encourage better representation
  • Ageism in the workplace
  • The power of women: we’ve earned our seat at the table
  • Working mothers: flexible working, childcare costs and creating a culture where mothers can thrive in the workplace
  • Comparison of other countries:  who’s doing something different, what can we learn?
  • Unconscious bias
  • Everyday sexism in the workplace

The mix of people was great, so many interesting backgrounds and experiences and the atmosphere was incredibly friendly and welcoming.  I absolutely loved meeting and talking to like minded women and feeling that community! As an additional bonus the food and venue was brilliant!”

Thank you

The event and the campaign as a whole would not have happened without our sponsors BigCommerce and Adyen.  Our partnership is more than just creating awesome solutions for our merchants (which we do exceedingly well by the way), it’s about leading the industry by setting an example and leaving the world a better place for those that come after us.  

.     The Women's Domain Roundtable Event

Our Guests

A huge thank you to our wonderful guests for attending the event and for participating so openly.  It was encouraging to see such a variety of women from different backgrounds, companies and roles who were just as passionate about supporting other women as we are. 

The Women's Domain Roundtable Event

What’s Next

The Women’s Domain will continue to produce research and content over the coming months including our increasingly popular podcast series.  Upcoming episodes include a conversation with Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for BigCommerce, Meghan Stabler about the importance of representation and an episode on the challenges facing working mothers with Rachel Colbert and Lucy Schindler from our friends at dotdigital. 

Our new monthly newsletter is about to launch too so make sure you subscribe below to keep updated with all our content and be the first to know about upcoming events. 

You can also follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram – please give us a follow, like or share and join the conversation!  We love to hear from anyone who has something to share about all the issues facing women in our industry so don’t be shy – get in touch!

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