#WhyIDrive: Meet the People Who Move Singapore
The five-pointed stars on Singapore’s flag stand for our country’s ideals for progress, justice, peace, democracy and equality. Uber Singapore is especially committed to the latter by creating economic opportunities that guarantee absolute parity between the earning potential of men and women.
In 2015, we launched a global initiative of having 1 million women driving on the app by 2020. Hundreds of women choose to drive on Uber in Singapore because models such as ours offer new ways for women to earn an income while also balancing other responsibilities, such as family, work, and education.
According to the UN’s Human Development Report 2015, Singapore is ranked 13th out of the 155 countries for Gender Equality. Empowering women economically is critical to the continued growth and prosperity of our country.
Thousands of Uber trips are completed every week in Singapore — and each journey has a unique story. In honor of International Women’s Day today, we are spotlighting some of the fantastic women that drive on Uber.
Meet Emmi, an UberX partner that’s been driving on Uber for over 5 months. Emmi feels safe driving on Uber because of the two-way driver-rider rating system and real-time GPS tracking of the app.
“I’m a mother. A business owner. An UberX partner. All of my careers — in the hotel and airline industries, and now with Uber — have involved delivering excellent customer service. It makes me happy when I can deliver smiles to my riders!” – Emmi
Meet Li-Li, another top female UberX partner that’s completed over 6,000 trips on Uber! Being her own boss when driving on Uber allows Li-Li to spend more quality time with her kids.
“I am a mother and I drive on Uber because of the flexibility and to support my family! Thank you to all of the wonderful riders for supporting us women driver-partners!” – Li-Li
Meet Sri, an UberX partner that’s completed over 600 trips on the Uber platform.
“I drive on Uber to financially support my family. I love driving on Uber because I can drive when I want and earn an income while still having time to spend with my loved ones….and take care of all my household duties!” – Sri
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.
A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–
This flu season, we’re delivering free flu-fighting care packages across the country. When you receive a pack, you’ll have the option to request a free flu shot from a registered nurse–for up to 5 people.