Applaud Commitment to Gender Equality in the Workplace

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Target: Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Uber, Travis Kalanick

Goal: Applaud commitment to hire more female drivers in an attempt to lower the gender employment gap.

Uber has recently publicized plans to hire one million female drivers by the year 2020, in response to an astonishingly low percentage of female employment. Applaud Uber’s commitment to gender equality and equal employment.

Uber has become one of the most successful ride sharing companies, utilizing smart phones and location data to simplify transportation. Users simply log on to the Uber app, enter payment information, and they’re instantly connected to drivers in the area ready to transport them anywhere at the touch of a button. Uber allows employees to work during the hours of their choosing, providing an excellent employment opportunity for every lifestyle.

Unfortunately, a mere 14 percent of those employed are female. This percentage is of great concern, as employment that involves driving people around is extremely non-discriminatory and does not noticeably appeal to any one gender more than another.

Following a partnership with the United Nations Women, Uber Co-founder Travis Kalanick has expressed great desire to promote equality for men and women. Over the next several years, he vows to ensure one million women are employed as Uber drivers. Sign this petition to applaud Uber’s desire to promote gender equality and hire more women in a growing field.


Dear Mr. Kalanick,

In a society making huge strides toward gender equality, I was pleased to read of your commitment to hire one million female drivers over the next several years. The current percentage of female drivers is far too low and acknowledging this statistic as a problem that requires solution is a great first step. I applaud the commitment set forth to eliminate a gender gap in the workplace, highlighted by your decision to hire more female drivers.

Uber has made a name for itself as a progressive company that utilizes advanced technology to accommodate both driver and customer. A low percentage of female drivers is not consistent with a progressive attitude and a business aimed at meeting the needs of all involved.

Your recent partnership with United Nations Women and the goals set forth are a huge step in the right direction for Uber. More importantly, it’s a huge step forward for men and women everywhere and the ongoing fight for gender equality in the workplace. Thank you for your commitment to hire one million female drivers and the role you have accepted in a progressive society.


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