Employee resource group
Uber's community for Black employees and allies
Our mission is to provide a channel that promotes Black diversity, culture, and inclusion for all employees at Uber.
We chose the name Hue to represent how diverse the Black experience can be, just like colors vary along a full spectrum. Whether our members are of African or West Indian heritage, grew up in the US, come from mixed families, or identify most closely as allies, UberHue is a community where we support one another.
What we stand for
Partner with third parties to improve how Uber is perceived in Black spaces while creating value for the Hue membership
Work with internal stakeholders to ensure Uber’s focus considers a Black perspective
Make sure Uber is a great place to work for all UberHue members by ensuring they are equipped with the tools necessary to succeed
Global Strategy & Process
Serve the dual purpose of ensuring that UberHue’s mission is being carried out globally and that we are attracting all the great minds to join our ranks
"Enhancing the diversity of our teams and the experience of Black employees at Uber is good for our teams, and also good for Uber as a whole. I've been so inspired by the important ideas and projects coming out of UberHue and am thrilled to be a part of such an impactful ERG."
Meghan Verena Joyce
Regional General Manager, US & Canada Cities, & Executive Sponsor of UberHue
Restaurant Operations Manager
As a Black person, I know first hand how lonely Silicon Valley can be. Often times we’re the only person in a room that looks like us. Beyond the superficial aspects, we’re often times living a vastly different experience than our peers. There’s a dual consciousness that comes with being different. Hue allows a safe space for us to connect with each other and has served as a great support system for our membership.
Beyond that, as an ally, it allows you to better understand the experience of those you work with daily. We spend so much time at work and build really strong bonds with those that we work with. There’s no better way to strengthen those connections than by taking a vested interest in who they are outside of their job title. ERG membership allows that.
Seeing the Coalition of Black Excellence Week events and Code Black Gala come to fruition was one of my top proudest moments at Uber. I am so excited about Uber’s pivotal role in shaping the way that companies collaborate, connect with community leaders and give back.
The collaboration with other companies could not have been possible without the tremendous support from Uber leadership, the D&I team at Uber, and all of the members of UberHue that came together to use their various skillsets to see Uber give back to the community. A lot of companies have diversity groups, but real impact comes when the leadership teams empower those groups to run with positive ideas, and those groups are filled with a team of people who are willing to volunteer their time outside of all the work they have to do for their day jobs.
Greenlight Operations Manager
I actually first joined the Uber team via an ad on Craigslist. I was traveling through Europe and looking for ways to sustain my lifestyle. I was a contracted Customer Service Representative for nearly two years before I settled down back home and joined the Houston Greenlight. I grew there from a Support Representative to Lead to Supervisor. Now, I'm the Greenlight Operations Manager for Washington state. I honestly wouldn’t have made it this far without backup from UberHue members - they pushed me to strive for more when I thought I’d hit a brick wall as Team Lead. This ERG has helped me feel supported since day one, and they’ve even made my transition from Houston to Seattle a thousand times easier.
I was born and raised in Kenya and moved to the US for college. Microsoft took a chance on me, a young Kenyan boy who left home to pursue a college education in the US, with the goal of working for the largest technology company in the world. After that, I joined Uber just over a year ago. I am currently a manager in Customer Obsession under Product Platform. My team is working on a Customer Engagement Platform that powers support for all of Uber’s customers. I have been very fortunate and blessed to get where I am today!
Many people say this, but I genuinely believe that I joined the best team at Uber. Everyone on my team is brilliant! And we are also building products that impact millions of customers globally on a daily basis.
This year we launched UberHue groups in locations in Europe, Africa, and Latin America.
Coalition of Black Excellence Week
This Black History Month, in partnership with OurCollective.us, we spearheaded the creation of the first ever Coalition of Black Excellence Week in the Bay Area.
Over 40 tech companies and community partners came together to surface educational, inspirational, and entertaining events. The week culminated in the Code Black Gala, which honored those business leaders and community partners who were driving change in Silicon Valley.
In support of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, we hosted a series of fireside chats with Meena Harris and special guests in multiple Uber offices. The purpose of these fireside chats was to discuss the importance of diversity in the workplace with successful women of color.