Head of Global Advocacy and Policy, Etsy
Althea Erickson leads Etsy’s efforts to advance public policies that make it easier for Etsy sellers to start and grow their creative businesses. She developed and advanced Etsy’s position on portable benefits and economic security for the self-employed, tax and regulatory simplification, net neutrality, and global trade, among others. Althea leads Etsy’s unique strategy of empowering Etsy sellers as advocates for themselves, modeling a mission-driven approach to government relations that uses the power of business as a force for social good. Prior to joining Etsy, Althea was the advocacy and policy director at Freelancers Union. Previously, Althea worked at The Rockefeller Foundation, where she focused on strategies to build economic security within the U.S. workforce.