Uber Event for International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, Uber Montreal invited women driver-partners to an appreciation event. It was an opportunity to celebrate the women who help move our city, and bring reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere.

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Thirty partners gathered over breakfast to meet and share their stories with each other. Mother-daughter partners, Amira & Nadia, as well as Gisele, a grandmother, and Mariya, a business owner, spoke to the larger group and shared their experiences.

Helena Loureiro, chef and owner of Portus Calle and Helena restaurants, and the author of 2 Portuguese recipe books, was invited as a guest speaker.

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Mariya, driver-partner

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Helena Loureiro, guest speaker

As the morning came to a close, the partners received an illustration made just for them by Anne-Julie Dudemaine, a local illustrator. The artwork highlights the reasons why so many women choose to drive with Uber; to be their own boss, to have a flexible schedule, to meet new people, to balance time between work and family, and to be safe and informed.Uber_insta

Since Montreal launched uberX in 2014, it’s been exciting to see more and more women driving with Uber. In the past 2 months alone, the number of new women driver-partners has more than doubled, with hundreds of women taking the wheel each month.

Want to join our community of female driver-partners? Sign up to drive here.

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