Celebrating International Women’s Day

This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day.

We wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the amazing women who we’re lucky enough to have as uberX partners here in Chicago!

We are incredibly honored to be doing our small part to empower these entrepreneurs.

As we celebrate this important holiday this year, let’s all take a moment to recognize and appreciate the incredible contributions that the women in all our lives have made, and continue to make, each and everyday.


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Name

Marisol

In Addition to Uber

Part Time High School Teacher

How Uber has Changed my Life

As a community activist and worker for the past six years, I have always worked in the non profit sector. None of my jobs have ever been very stable, and I have lost most of them due to lack of funding or organizations closing. In June 2013 I was laid off of my GED teaching job, and recently I lost my unemployment benefits in January.

With Uber I have been able to start recovering financially, while also planning my own high school motivational workshop that I will take into city schools. I am also a music artist (rapper) who can now work on her own schedule while still being able to generate income for bills.

Along with all of this, I’ve met some amazing people while driving for Uber. It has truly been a wonderful experience, and I have maintained a 5 star rating because I just love interacting with people! Uber has helped me keep my financial life in order so I can continue to create social change in my community. Thank you Uber!

Tips for Other Women Entrepreneurs

Set the example for other young women. As strong women we can get so wrapped up in what we’re doing that we can forget to reach back and show the younger generation what we’re capable of. A lot of young woman may not have good family structures and may not have that example. Continue doing what we do and being strong women.


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Name

Charmeaka

Before Uber

Childcare Provider

How Uber has Changed my Life

uberX is a brilliant idea and concept. I was very intrigued when I was referred to drive for Uber. At first I was a little worried about being a women driver but after doing lots of research & reading great reviews I then felt safe. My first night driving was Super Bowl Sunday and since then I’ve met some great people and also had been able to catch up on some past due bills. uberX is convenient and fits my hectic schedule perfectly. I am a single mother and this helps me be there for my son and helps to provide for him. I am very THANKFUL for this opportunity.

Tips for Other Women Entrepreneurs

Try it all – if you don’t try it, you’ll never know what works or not!


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Name

Carol

In Addition to Uber

Finance & Accounting Small Business Owner

How Uber has Changed my Life

Driving for Uber has allowed me to maintain my freedom as a self employed person without spending a lot of time and money to re-educate myself in the professional arena. As a woman nearing retirement age, jobs are hard to come by. Uber has allowed me to use my driving skills, meet and talk to people who ride with me, set my own hours and keep an income coming in without a substantial output of time and money.

Uber has improved the quality of my life tremendously.

Tips for Other Women Entrepreneurs

The greatest thing about being an entreprenueur is that you have the freedom to set your own hours. It’s a freedom that allows you to run your household and your family. With incredible freedom comes incredible responsibility – make sure you are aware of that!


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Name

Jennifer

In Addition to Uber

Full Time Radiology Student

How Uber has Changed my Life

uberX is my primary source of income right now. I’m a full time student struggling and extremely happy uberX entered my life. After losing my prior job, waitressing over 5 years, I gave up faith and started receiving unemployment benefits. Since uberX, I was able to be in the category “working American” and get off unemployment. I love the fact that I’m able to make my own schedule and this helps me with my busy academics.

Tips for Other Women Entrepreneurs

No matter what, just keep on moving forward throughout everything.

 

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