The Fifteen Percent Pledge is a racial equity and economic justice organization addressing the inequities that exist throughout the American consumer economy and working towards a more equitable economic future. In recognition that Black people in the U.S. make up nearly 15% of the population, the Fifteen Percent Pledge is calling on major retailers and corporations to commit a minimum of 15% of their ‘shelf space’ to Black-owned businesses, in addition to other internal efforts to support diversity, equity and inclusion across their companies.
The organization was founded in 2020 by entrepreneur and fashion pioneer Aurora James and since its launch major companies including Macy’s Inc., Bloomingdales, Sephora, West Elm and Rent the Runway have committed to the Pledge, dedicating 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned brands; in addition to other internal efforts to support diversity, equity and inclusion across their companies. Indigo, Canada’s largest bookstore, also committed to the Pledge, becoming the first Canadian company to do so. InStyle US and Vogue US have committed to filling 15% of their space to Black voices.
Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Marketing and Communications Manager will work to advance our campaigns and build our movement through a variety of means including press support, social media, email, and web. You will approach communications as both an art and a science, recognizing the power of a compelling story while bringing a methodical and analytical approach to our work.
Copy and Digital Assets
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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Fifteen Percent Pledge welcomes diversity in all its forms and believes that its mission can only be achieved when diversity is leveraged across all areas, including race, gender, gender expression, age, nationality and life experience. Fifteen Percent Pledge is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and strongly encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Fifteen Percent Pledge provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees.
The Fifteen Percent Pledge is a racial equity and economic justice organization addressing the inequities that exist throughout the American consumer economy and working towards a more equitable economic future. In…