Meet Liliana: Mother and Uber Driver-Partner

Have you ever wondered who the friendly-face in your driver’s seat is outside of the car? Meet Liliana, a Colombo-Venezuelan mother of two, who is passionate about travel and cooking.

Tell us about yourself.

I was born in Venezuela, and have also lived in Colombia and Italy. I arrived in Quebec 30 years ago, and have lived in Montreal for 10 years now. I’m a single mother of two boys; the oldest is 19 and the youngest is 10 years old.

My youngest son, Francesco, and I love to be outside, riding our bikes in the summer-time and playing in the snow during the cold season. Travelling and cooking are my two greatest passions; I love to discover new recipes and the try them with my family.


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Why did you decide to partner with Uber?

I lost my job as a cook. As a single mother, the schedules were not flexible enough. Last summer, I read an article about Uber in the newspaper and discovered how wonderful the app is. I started driving with Uber in September and have dedicated a lot of time to it since, especially on weekdays when Francesco is at school. I adore it!

Why do you enjoy driving with Uber?

First of all, for the autonomy. Uber allows me to take care of my son, Francesco. If he has a doctor’s appointment, a school meeting or a soccer game, I can be available easily. Uber allows me to earn a living, to support my family, and feel good about myself.

I am a very sociable person, and with Uber I can talk a lot and meet new people. Sometimes I’ll have a great conversation and really bond with a rider, even on a short trip. My French and English have improved so much since I started! I think this is so amazing. Also, I love discovering the new neighbourhoods my riders are travelling to around the city.

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What would you say to other females who are interested in driving with Uber?

It is a wonderful experience! You can meet fantastic people and make your own schedule. I feel safe with Uber since the app tracks every ride in real-time. I always know who will hop in my car because I can see their name, face and rating within the Uber app.

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

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