Celebrating Dads – A Spotlight on Great Parental Leave Policies

Time off after a new baby isn’t just for moms. Check out these companies recognizing dads too

When I started my first job after school, I was always surprised that in casual chats, my male co-workers were generally more enthusiastic about having children than my female ones. From the women, it was common to hear things like “I’d like to have a family, but I’m worried about how it will affect my career,” or “I’ve always planned to have children, but I’d like to be an executive, too.” As ladies, it seemed we had grown up internalizing a trade off between our professional dreams and our family ones, a tradeoff that wasn’t top-of-mind for the men. Is it any wonder? Close to a third of new moms don’t return to work after their babies, and up until recently, dads were left out of the conversation about family leave. Paid paternity leave is still rare to find, and even more rarely used. But the arrival of a new baby is incredibly demanding for both moms and dads, and bonding is just as important for both parents. Today, in honor of Father’s Day, we’re shining a spotlight on companies that are leading the way with inclusive, generous family leave policies. Continue reading

Making your Periods Better with Ellebox & Panty Drop

Periods & panties don’t need to be adversaries! Let’s change the way you experience that time of the month

Sure, that time of the month isn’t our favorite either. Probably the only thing we hate more than underwear shopping is shopping for pads and tampons. It’s awkward to pick them up at the drugstore and annoying to have it as an item on your to-do list. More importantly though, it’s hard to find organic pads and tampons in the store. Organic pads and tampons are made of 100% cotton and are biodegradable.  They don’t include any of the toxic ingredients in mainstream products, so they’re better for your health. That’s why we love Ellebox – they’re making it easy for you to get organic feminine products delivered to your door, monthly. We’re going behind the scenes with the Ellebox co-founder Bunny Ghatrora to learn more about their story. Continue reading

Panty Power Profile: Lauren Klein

Getting motivated with the Chief Inspiration Officer of Girlmade

Lauren Klein is the Chief Inspiration Officer for Girlmade. Harnessing a network of women in tech and business, Girlmade trains middle- and high-school-aged girls to hone their leadership and entrepreneurial skills. (There’s a great article in The Atlantic about Lauren and Girlmade.)

For our latest Panty Power Profile, we asked Lauren about her work, inspiration, and how she keeps moving forward. Continue reading

Equal Pay: Yep, We Still Don’t Earn a Man’s Dollar

5 ways to combat the gender pay gap for Equal Pay Day

Getting a new job offer is usually a good thing. It means you passed the interview, beat out other candidates, and have a new beginning to look forward to. But before you sign on the dotted line and get ready for your first day, there’s some things you should know about your compensation. The data is in, and ladies, there’s a serious gender pay gap: Women are paid, on average, 20% less than men (and it’s worse for women of color). That’s a big difference. Over a career, it amounts to over $500,000 for the average woman, and up to $1,000,000 for a Hispanic woman. Moreover, even with current progress, it’ll still take another 44 years before we close the pay gap in the United States (and until the 24th century for all women). Angry? We are too. That’s why we assembled a few things you can do about it. Continue reading

Giving Spotlight: Girls on the Run – Sierras

Learn about the newest partner of the Panty Drop Giving Program

At Panty Drop, we believe we have a responsibility to use our business to inspire and develop the next generation of female leaders. That’s why we joined Pledge 1% and started a Giving Program to donate 1% of revenue, employee time and products sold to nonprofits that are helping close the gender leadership gap. Since we launched the program last year, we’ve been building it out and we’re excited to announce our newest giving partner: Girls on the Run – Sierras, our local council of the national Girls on the Run organization. We couldn’t be more excited to have them as our partner for our revenue and employee volunteering donations. Continue reading

Are your intimates worth the price?

How to shop for quality underwear, and why it matters

Upgrading your underwear gets an A+ in our book for several reasons. First, you’re clothing some pretty sensitive, and sacred parts of your body. In fact, if you’re familiar with the ultra cool Mama Gena and her new book, this part of a woman’s body is responsible for her power. And when it’s treated well and taken care of, you can tap into that power in a big way. Plus, underwear is with you all day – as you work, work out, meet with clients, meet a new Tinder date, volunteer, and conquer the world. So that means wearing those worn thin, stretched out, stained underwear is not helping you step up as the superwoman you are. But we know that shopping for great quality underwear isn’t always the easiest – how do you actually know if it’s worth the price? Continue reading

New Brand Spotlight: White Rabbit + Panty Drop

Make over your underwear drawer with smart, sustainable undies

We’re super excited to launch our newest brand partnership with White Rabbit! Each pair of White Rabbit undies is thoughtfully designed and ethically made from superior materials, so they are comfortable, cute, and sustainable. As an exceptional lingerie brand with a social mission, White Rabbit was a perfect fit for Panty Drop. In this post, we go behind the scenes with co-founder Mariana Hernandez to get the scoop on why she started White Rabbit and what makes them special.

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Ethical Undies – Why they Matter

It’s time to start paying attention to how your lingerie is made

Finding a great deal is one of life’s best little victories, but that victory is a hollow one if it comes at another person’s expense. Unfortunately, when it comes to apparel, the search for cheap, fashionable clothing is a zero-sum game. In an industry littered with examples of human rights abuses in manufacturing, it’s time to start paying attention to where our clothes, especially those we wear closest to our bodies, are coming from. Here’s why ethical undies matter, and how you can find them. Continue reading

How We Give through our Giving Program

A #GivingTuesday Update from our Founder

At Panty Drop, we believe in inspiring and empowering women to be all that they can be. Unfortunately, the stats show there’s a very real and significant gender leadership gap. While women make up just over 50% of the population, they are severely underrepresented at the top of the corporate and public service ladders. Sure, there are more and more of us starting in the workforce; but, by the time we advance to leadership positions later in our careers, there aren’t many of us left. That’s the gender leadership gap, and it’s what we aim to fix through our Giving Program. Continue reading

Our ultimate underwear gift-giving guide for men

The do’s & don’ts of giving underwear as a gift

Hey guys, this one is for you! At Panty Drop, we’re on a mission to “inspire women to be the best they can be”, and we know that it all starts with great underwear. We’re a subscription box that drops panties at the front door of women who are go getters, difference makers, and beautiful inside and out. Sound like your gal? Then she’s our gal, too. We think underwear is the perfect holiday gift for your girlfriend, wife, or partner. But we found that quite a few men have some doubts about how to pick the perfect pair. That’s why we created this ultimate underwear gift-giving guide – it’ll demystify the process for you, and ensure you surprise her with something she’ll really like. Continue reading