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Ilyssa Meyer

Ilyssa Meyer is a public policy analyst at Etsy, where she focuses on the challenges that creative entrepreneurs face when starting and running a micro-business. Ilyssa researches and analyzes policy solutions that make it easier for micro-entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses on their own terms. Prior to joining Etsy’s Advocacy team, Ilyssa was a policy and research analyst at a top ranked government relations firm in New York, where she helped a diverse set of clients navigate regulatory and legislative challenges. Ilyssa holds a BA from Oberlin College, and an MPA from New York University, where she specialized in the intersections of business and government.
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Economic security for the gig economy: a social safety net that works for everyone who works

Fifty years ago, the average worker expected to stay with one employer for the duration of their career, and that employer provided a full suite of benefits that guaranteed economic security to the worker and their family. Today traditional full-time employment is no longer the...