Meet Bethelhem: Business Owner, Sister, Uber Partner #WomenMoveUs

If you’ve ever taken a ride with Bethelhem, you know that the moment you get in her car you feel at ease. It’s like getting a ride from a good friend, whose calming presence and quiet nature makes you feel at home. In addition to being an Uber partner, she owns her own business as an esthetician at Oxygen Skin Smart. In celebration of our #WomenMoveUs series, we sat down with Bethelhem and chatted about what moves her.

Name: Bethelhem

Age: 34

Job: Esthetician at Oxygen Skin Smart, Uber Partner

Favorite Hobby: At this point, it’s working. But when I’m not working I like to be outside. I love Discovery Park.

Describe Yourself in One Word: Wanderer

When you were child, what did you imagine you’d be doing as an adult?

For a long time I wanted to go to the moon. I convinced myself that I was actually going to go.

What defines a powerful woman?

Someone who is independent and kind. Someone who has the ability to take care of others without asking for anything.

Who is a female role model in your life?

My sisters. I have six. They bring something out in me. Whether it’s positive or negative, they just know how to trigger the most real version of myself. As the oldest, I take care of them. I teach and guide them.

As a powerful woman, what drives you?

Freedom. If I get what I need to get done, I have the freedom to live the life I want.

Why do you drive with Uber?

It’s a great supplemental income. I do it whenever I want and when I can. I work from home, so with Uber I get out of the house. I get to see parts of Seattle I have never seen, and it really provides me with additional freedom.

What career advice would you give other women?

Don’t take anything personally. Just go with the flow, and be able to handle whatever is thrown at you.

How are you going to celebrate International Women’s Day?

I will celebrate by lifting up other women. I want to find women to inspire. Tell them they’re beautiful. I would want to make sure that they feel loved.

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