Zalando extends offer to underrepresented communities

Zalando extends offer to underrepresented communities

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The Berlin-based platform recently expanded its own range of 63 black-owned brands in fashion, beauty and jewelry. – Zalando

These include Los Angeles based brand Karl Kani, as well as emerging brands such as Aaron Wallace from London and Thebe Magugu

In addition, Zalando has expanded its offering to include tailored fashion for its own brands Zign, Pier One, Anna Field, Yourturn and Even&Odd. The company addresses people with disabilities, suffering from different types of impairments, such as reduced mobility, limited dexterity or sensory sensitivity.

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“We want to create a fashion experience that is as inclusive as possible, for everyone. Our diversity and inclusion strategy is a building block in all areas of our business,” said co-founder David Schneider.

In 2021, the German giant surpassed the €10 billion mark in sales. However, did not specify what share it expects to achieve with these specific offerings.

Zalando highlights its internal policy

In addition, the group points out that the share of women in its tech departments is currently 24.8%; a figure higher than the previous year, which was 21.2% in 2021. The Berlin-based company has set up the “Women In Tech” qualification program together with its partner StartSteps. This pilot project is intended to enable female employees who identify as women to train and access tech positions at Zalando. In collaboration with Girls Talk London, the first “Black Girls in Tech” conference was held in Berlin. This event was specifically aimed at BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People Of Color) talent in tech.
Zalando wants to balance gender representation across its management teams. With an average of 37.5% women in the five highest management levels, Zalando is getting closer to the 40-60% target compared to 35.2% in 2021. In addition to the improvements in its recruitment process mentioned above, initiatives such as [email protected]

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