When my mom called me and said she was Uber Driving, I didn’t think anything of it. That is, until a few weeks later when she told me that she made a couple hundred dollars by only occasionally driving here and there each week.
An extra couple hundred dollars a month? Sign me up!
After a little bit of research to see if I qualified, I found out I was eligible and was signed up and ready to go in less than a week. I was so excited!
Others did not reciprocate the excitement I soon noticed.
I was first met with a shock that I was a female Uber driver. I guess I never really thought about it until then, but I realized that I have never been picked up by, or known, another woman rideshare. I received many of the same questions:
Is it safe to be a female Uber driver?
Is your boyfriend letting you do that?
Aren’t you scared?
I even had a friend tell me that she was going to text me later that night to make sure I was still alive, and she did. Don’t get me wrong, their intentions were pure and were only looking out for my safety. But, I think that some misconceptions are surrounding the rideshare industry, especially on a larger scale.
In this series, we are going to be diving deep into some of the topics and stories about female Uber drivers. Over the next couple of weeks, I am going to be talking to various female Ubers from around the world. And while they all have their own unique story, they have one thing in common – They are #DrivenWomen.
The inspiration for this series comes from Uber itself. In March 2018, Uber honored International Women’s Day by celebrating the stories of #DrivenWomen. I fell in love with their purpose and thought,
Now, this is something that I want to stand behind! This is something that I want to support.
Check out their video below: