UN Women + Uber = Vision for Equality in La

In 1995, world leaders followed a call by the United Nations and gathered in Beijing to produce an unprecedented plan for advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women everywhere.

Today, on the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, we are proud to share with The Uber Community that we are embarking on a new global partnership with UN Women with the goal of accelerating economic opportunity for women. As part of our commitment to this goal, Uber will create 1,000,000 jobs for women as drivers on the Uber platform by 2020.

Women in Los Angeles are already taking advantage of the safe, flexible, and equitable earning opportunities offered by the Uber platform. Karen, one of our top partners in LA, is an LA native who loves her time with Uber. Here’s her story.

“I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and for the last 3 months, I have been driving Angelenos across the Westside, from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills and everywhere their adventures take me. As a single mom, Uber allows me to work as much as I want, earn as much I want, and still spend time with my daughter. I also really enjoy all of the different people I meet from different parts of the world. Uber is like a job and an education everyday.”

Karen M. – Los Angeles

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