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Employee resource group
Uber’s community for caregivers and employees living with disabilities
Our mission is to strengthen and sustain Uber’s diversity and inclusion efforts for employees living with and supporting those with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.
What we stand for
Opportunity & resource awareness
Ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities to consider joining Uber. Develop new resources and increase awareness of existing benefits for current and new employees who might have a disability
Listen, learn, and engage with external experts to strengthen Uber’s product and inclusion efforts for individuals with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities
To support Uber’s goal in making transportation more accessible to people with disabilities, we’re committed to helping our rider and driver product, user research, and comms/policy teams build solutions that can help everyone move around their community
Build and scale our strategic initiatives and advocacy work across our regional chapters all over the world
"Uber sits at a unique cross section of the digital and physical worlds. Our products have the ability to make the world more accessible and bridge gaps in transit (and food availability) that exist today, in communities around the world. However, we need to lean in more to our commitment to build for those with physical and mental disabilities - and I'm eager to push the company to do just that."
VP & RGM of Asia-Pacific and Latin America, UberAble Executive Sponsor
Brand Marketing Manager, Safety & Insurance
I joined Uber in 2014, but unfortunately, I experienced a spinal cord injury from a hiking accident in May 2015. Thankfully with the support of my network and Uber family, I passionately committed to an 18+ months of rehab. I’m grateful that I'm able to prepare to conquer my ultimate goal: to summit the mountain I was injured on again.
Throughout my journey, it's been a constant mission of mine to learn from the disability community and to share my story to spread positive awareness and impact the lives of others. While recovering from an SCI, I felt more limited in my mobility than ever before. I also learned deeply about challenges of inclusion. I was motivated to return to Uber to make a difference on our Global Safety Brand team and to help lead our mission-driven UberAble ERG. I’m excited to support strong individuals who are embracing challenges and to collaborate on new approaches to help enable everyone to move freely and live independently.
Learning & Development Manager
I joined Uber in 2017 after working for nonprofit organizations and in higher education. In 2002, someone close to me was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. I didn’t know it at the time, but that experience would change the trajectory of my life and my career. I received my degree in human services and disability studies, then provided employment and education services to adults on the autism spectrum. In 2012, I moved to Arizona, earned my M.Ed. in higher and postsecondary education, and later worked in disability services at Arizona State University. When I was ready to take on a new challenge, I came to Uber to transition into the world of corporate learning and development.
At Uber, I work in the Phoenix Center of Excellence, where we make magic through customer support. Making magic starts in the classroom, where we train our customer support representatives how to handle the most complex challenges. I am motivated to ensure all learners can succeed in our training programs, and have brought a lens of accessibility to all that I do. I am proud of being able to influence our CommOps learning programs to implement accessible learning practices in order to help all employees be successful in their roles, and in turn, make sure our customers are customers for life.
Environmental Health & Safety Program Manager
I joined Uber in 2017 after working in various health and safety fields, including as a medical rehabilitation expert. I reside in Sydney, Australia and work in the Uber Facilities team. My passion for UberAble derives from my education, personal values and employment experience. A passion built on desire of helping people.
My personal health, both physical and psychological has always been at the forefront of my mind. This focus developed when I was diagnosed with an eye disease in 2005 that resulted in a corneal transplant. I am proud and honored to have an opportunity to lead UberAble and support employees in any way possible.
We continue to raise global awareness of existing counseling services and other established benefits for employees in partnership with HR: e.g. Employee Assistance Program, Bereavement Counseling, local health coverage policies
We sponsor “wellness” rooms for employees in San Francisco HQ and other regional offices for meditation, yoga, and well-being
We engage with local experts and groups within the disability community – from skills-based volunteering to enlisting accessibility advisors – to help raise positive awareness internally and innovate on accessible solutions