Fiverr International Ltd. is celebrating International Women’s Day by opening a new store featuring some of the platform’s top female talent.
Fiverr exists to create opportunities for anyone in the world to build their business, brand, or dreams, no matter their gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. This new store features over 100 talented and successful women that sell services on Fiverr in fields such as web design and development, video, graphic design and more.
It has been reported that most of us won't live to see gender equality achieved worldwide; a new study predicts this milestone is almost 100 years away. Furthermore, when looking at jobs and pay specifically, only 55% of adult women are in the labor force, as compared to about 78% of adult men. And globally, women's wages are about 58% of men's wages for similar work. However, based on platform-specific statistics, this is not the case on Fiverr.
“All over the world women are creating, designing, and innovating to fulfill their potential and achieve their goals, while at the same time, challenging current stereotypes and the status quo,” said Gali Arnon, Fiverr’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Women deserve to be given the same opportunities as men and paid equally for them. We’re incredibly proud of the fact that Fiverr offers women the opportunity to be paid equally to men. This store has been built to celebrate these talented women and all of their hard work, especially those in fields such as engineering and development where women are traditionally underrepresented.”
On platforms and marketplaces, more often than not, people are evaluated on their experience, their portfolio, reviews from past clients, and ultimately the quality of their work. To that end, Fiverr is releasing platform-specific gender pay gap information based on a significant sample of data, showing that women on its platform are out-earning men in more ways than one. Specific statistics include:
- Globally, women are making more than men on Fiverr. The average earnings for women are 19% higher than the average earnings for men. They are also earning roughly 3% more on a per-project basis than men.
- Female freelancers are also receiving more work than men, leading to these higher earnings. In December of 2019, they benefited from 5% more projects from customers than men. And in June of the same year, they received 10% more projects from customers than men.
- And the money they are making per month is only going up. From January 2019 to December 2019, their earnings per month increased by 18%.
“As an LGBTQ minority female with an MBA in Project Management, I was often overlooked for promotions and upper management roles and, at times, I felt the need to dumb myself down in order to be heard,” said Jennifer Shealey, a social media marketing consultant on Fiverr. "Fiverr has provided me with a sense of confidence and opportunity that I never thought I’d obtain. None of my clients judge me for who I am as a person, they're simply looking at the successful work that I’ve produced. I'm able to charge what I want for the completion of projects, work from wherever I want, and best of all, it has given me a sense of financial and emotional security that I've never felt before."