Meet The Women Behind The Wheel
In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’re highlighting a few of the women driver-partners who help move our communities every day. From earning extra income for a family vacation, to paying off college loans, these women share their stories on how Uber has changed their lives.
What enticed you to start driving with Uber?
“My granddaughter used to call me for free rides all of the time. I eventually told her that I would start charging her for gas, and she thought I was bluffing until I told her I would sign up to drive with Uber. She said, “You can’t be an Uber driver, you’re a grandma!” Sure enough, I signed up and now, if she wants a ride, she has to request an Uber!”
– Serbennia, Ohio Partner
Why is Uber perfect for women?
“The flexibility of the schedule is the best! I am not a stay-at-home-mom, but it’s very flexible and I think many women need that to balance their personal lives and demands.”
– Kat, Ohio Partner
What’s your favorite thing about driving?
“I’d have to say the passengers. I love talking with and meeting new people — and hearing confessions on Saturday morning pickups!”
– Kelly, Ohio Partner
As a woman driver, what’s your experience been with safety on the Uber platform?
“I’ve never felt threatened. Usually, when I show up and riders find out that I’m a female, they’re surprised. Uber keeps us safe! And if you don’t feel safe, you can stop the ride.”
– Angela, Kentucky Partner
How has Uber impacted your day to day life as a student?
“I signed up to drive when I decided to go back to school to help cover expenses. I love getting to explore my city! I love the riders too. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to pick up actors and actresses of the musical Motown while they were in town!”
– Alisha, Ohio Partner
From grandparents to teachers and students to entrepreneurs, women are taking advantage of the Uber platform to fill a “need” or “want” in their everyday lives. It’s an honor to have these women share their personal stories with us and we’re more than excited to have them as partners!
Happy International Women’s Day!
-Team Uber Ohio + Kentucky
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