Celebrating Singapore’s Amazing Women Driver-Partners
There is a saying in Chinese that goes, “Women hold up half the sky” (妇女能顶半边天).
This was abundantly clear when we gathered together with nearly 50 women driver-partners to commemorate International Women’s Day 2017. At the gathering, we heard inspiring stories about amazing women such as:
- May Seah, an Uber driver-partner who was formerly a facility property manager with the Singapore Police Force. She shared her bold story of overcoming life’s challenges and roadblocks – including divorce and depression to become the positive woman she is today. She has such an infectious enthusiasm for Uber that she even goes to the UberHUB on her own time to interact with Uber staff and encourage new driver-partners.
- Natasha Chiam, a UberEATS restaurant-partner who founded the Ice Cream Cookie & Co and The Pint Society. An accidental entrepreneur of sorts, the former lawyer and beauty journalist at Female magazine started her Ice Cream Cookie & Co business in 2012 to pursue her love for ice cream. And what started as weekend farmers’ market stall, has now has grown into a wholesale distribution business supplying cafes and restaurants around Singapore. For someone who never intended to turn her hobby into a business, Natasha has proven herself to be as adept in the boardroom as she is in the kitchen. She now manages a team of 12 working under her wing, and even started a second business The Pint Society, which is Singapore’s first ice cream home subscription service.
- The mother of Warren Tseng, General Manager of Uber Singapore. Warren revealed how he learned what an empowered woman looked like in the example of his mom. When the family immigrated from their home country, Warren’s mother practically raised he and his siblings singlehandedly in a completely new environment, while his father had to travel extensively for work. Warren said, “You need a strong mom to hold the family together… it was just the way we grew up.”
The event was an opportunity for women driver-partners with Uber to network and mingle together in a fun, kid-friendly environment. Hosted by radio DJ Jean Danker, everyone had a wonderful time enjoying various activities including photo and makeover booth by Vaniday as well as a lucky draw session.
Uber is grateful and humbled to celebrate the amazing women who have chosen to become driver-partners on our network. We hope that we can continue to serve you better… even as you continue to “hold up half the sky” – for yourself, for your families, and for Singapore.
Happy International Women’s Day!
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