Employee resource group
Uber’s community for Latinx employees and allies
Why we call ourselves Los Ubers
“Los Ubers” is the name we came up with for our Employee Resource Group. Though the word “los” is a masculine-gendered part of speech in Spanish, our group is emphatically inclusive of group members of all gender identities.
What we stand for
Empowering, celebrating and advocating for Latinx communities in and outside of Uber through:
Connecting and supporting our familia through social outreach, events, and efforts to serve Latinx communities globally
Developing and retaining Latinx talent to succeed at Uber and beyond
Attracting #AllTheGreatMinds to join the Uber familia
"In my time at Uber I've been exposed to so many fascinating topics, but one of the most interesting and unsolved is the challenge of building a diverse and inclusive work environment where perspectives from people of all backgrounds can contribute positively to our products and businesses. Often D&I is positioned as a cultural challenge, but I see it as a business imperative if we are going to build a global business and service a diverse customer base. I'm excited to be the Executive Sponsor of Los Ubers. On the professional front, I want to dig into the specific challenges of the Latinx community as it pertains to achieving success in the tech industry. It will be an area of professional development from me learning from the Los Ubers ERG. On the personal front, I grew up in the Bay Area and the Latinx community has been a huge part of the growth of our state so I'm excited to support it however I can."
VP of Uber Everything & Executive Sponsor of Los Ubers
I joined Uber in 2014 as a Marketing Manager and launched Uber throughout Mexico. Now I work out of the Los Angeles office and particularly enjoy working on efforts that involve celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive environment in and out of the workplace. I am most proud of the work that everyone does through ERGs as it truly is a labor of love and commitment to the advancement of others at Uber and beyond.
I choose to come to work everyday for the same reason I did when I joined almost 4 years ago: we are good people doing good work. I’ve seen how Uber has transformed cities for the better such as it did in my hometown of Tijuana and it’s incredibly fulfilling to know that individuals around the world have a reliable ride and another venue for economic development.
Manager, Tax Team
I’m a manager on the US tax team who joined Uber in July of 2015. I work closely with the product and legal teams to make sure Uber is buttoned up from a tax perspective on new enterprise contracts and product/feature launches in the U.S. "Born and raised in San Francisco, I can stay in touch with my cultural roots and the community through Los Ubers. I signed up to become an ERG lead to challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone, and challenge others to develop professionally as well. The ability to learn new skills like leadership and SQL are what keep me motivated to come to work everyday.
As an Engineering Manager here since 2014, I’ve had the pleasure of leading teams across mobile engineering, Uber Freight and Tech Services. I was born in Guadalajara and raised in SF, but had the pleasure of spending every summer in Mexico growing up. I stepped in to co-chair Los Ubers about 3 years ago. Alongside my fellow co-chairs, I’ve helped steer and grow the ERG, build partnerships with other tech companies ERG’s, hosted events at HQ where we’ve has guest speakers, celebrations and even large events. I’m an active partner to our University Recruiting teams, traveling with them to campuses and events, and working with HR to help Uber create more opportunities internally for minorities. I frequently speak on panels about D&I and my journey as an immigrant. I enjoy mentoring and seeing others succeed. I'm excited to continue building a diverse and inclusive culture at Uber.
I joined Uber in the summer of 2015, helping improve support framework for uberPOOL, U4B and Uber Eats. Today, I focus on office administration for an office of 200+ employees. One of my proudest moments at Uber was hosting a driver appreciation event in Chicago for our UberEspañol driver-partners. Bringing different teams from Uber to put this together and seeing driver-partners and their families enjoy the event beyond my expectations was so rewarding! Being able to collaborate with such hard working, intelligent and kind people is what I love most about Uber, I’ve grown so much during my time here thanks to my Uber familia.
We hosted Ceviche Making Night in San Francisco, Cinco de Mayo ("Happy Not Mexican Independence Day") in SF, LA, NYC and Chicago, Día de los Muertos luncheon in Amsterdam and set up an altar Phoenix.
We arranged an UberEspañol Driver Appreciation Event in Chicago.
Over the past year we've partnered with DevMission, Latinas in Tech, and hosted numerous educational tours and speakers.