International Women's Day 2022

by Ashley MitchellMar 08, 2022

We had so much fun putting together the first ever NEA Gift Guide for the 2021 holiday season, that we wanted to do it again—but this time with a specific focus: women!

International Women's Day is March 8th, and the 2022 theme is #BreakTheBias, with the goal of raising awareness and ridding the world of the biases, stereotypes, and discrimination that prohibit gender equality. In this vein, we've tapped into our female-founded and women-led portfolio companies to extract some of our favorite consumer products that represent the notion of breaking bias and celebrating the creativity, talent, and achievement of women and non-binary founders and leaders. From the Little Feminist and feMINIst collections at Maisonette, to the Women of DC Comics toppers from Pair, or the Not Princess Purple tee from re—inc (whose very vision is to 'boldly reimnagine gender equity!'), we think supporting these businesses is a great way to #BreakTheBias and treat yourself (or an amazing woman in your life) to some awesome products.

Featured Companies:

Camp: A family experience company designer to inspire and engage families with toys and kid-friendly experiences.

CoEdition: Online retailer dedicated to serving savvy, stylish plus size women.

Ghia: Non-alcoholic apéritif company inspired by the Mediterranean.

Goop: Modern wellness and lifestyle brand providing cutting-edge wellness advice from doctors, vetted travel recommendations, and a curated shop of clean beauty, fashion, and home

Harper Wilde: Fairly priced, everyday bras without the hassel.

Maisonette: Online destination for the best brands and independent boutiques for kids and baby clothing, furniture, decor, and toys.

Mejuri: The new luxury of online jewelry stores; buy fine jewelry for every day minus the traditional markups with limited-edition drops.

Moda Operandi: A leading platform for fashion discovery, allowing consumers to shop the latest luxury runway styles from right at home.

Pair: Continually customizable glasses and sunglasses.

re—inc: Premium and ethically made apparel company dedicated to creating an equitable and creative world.

Ritual: Vitamin retailer committed to creating the purest, most effective formulations for
everyday health, and sharing every ingredient, source & scientist
behind our products.

Tamara Mellon: Redefining luxury with the finest boots, pumps, sandals, and flats. Time-honored luxury shoes at direct-to-women prices

The Yes: The first shopping app that learns what you like and gets smarter as you shop.

THE WELL: A complete wellness ecosystem drawing from both Eastern and Western medicine, that brings together doctors and healers to collaborate and create best-in-class spaces, products and content that help you feel the best you can.

ThirdLove: Bras and underwear for every body, with 80+ sizes, thoughtfully designed for comfort and support.

Willow: The only in-bra wearable breast pump with 2 convenient ways to collect and store your milk.

Yumi: Freshly made, organic, baby-led weaning meals formulated for brain growth and tailed to your baby's milestones.

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Ashley Mitchell