UN Women + Uber = Vision for Equality in Dallas

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 Dallas are already taking advantage of the safe, flexible and equitable earning opportunities offered by the Uber platform. Elizabeth, one of our top partners, works as a case manager at a local women’s shelter during the day and drives on the Uber platform after hours to earn extra money at her leisure.

Here’s her story.
Whaphoto (2)t made you decide to join the Uber platform?
I joined Uber because I was in need of additional income. I love the freedom and flexibility it provides me. I also love the empowerment aspect. I have total authority to decide when and
how much I work and can set my own earnings goals.

Why do you enjoy driving?
I enjoy driving because of the flexibility. Also, I have experiences and conversations with people that I may, otherwise, never have met. I see new areas of my city and learn new ways of navigating our ever-under-construction-roads!

What career advice would you give other women?
Sounds cliché, but find what you love to do and stop at nothing to get to do just that! Don’t focus on roadblocks, just keep your eye on the end result and it will all come together! There is nothing more rewarding than to feel as though you aren’t really at work when doing your day-to-day job or career.

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