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Employee resource group

The community for socio-economic inclusion

Our goal

Our mission is to achieve a better reflection of the communities we serve by promoting the professional advancement of employees from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds in our organization.

"I am passionate about UberEqual because I have seen how socio-economically diverse our global community of riders and drivers is. Being truly customer-obsessed as a company requires empathy and understanding, both of which come naturally when we are a better reflection of the diverse communities that we serve. Achieving socioeconomic diversity at Uber also means we become an agent for social mobility across our footprint of global offices. And that's doing the right thing. Period."


Mike Shoemaker

Director of Product Operations & UberEqual Executive Sponsor

Featured member

Natalia Galvez

Regional Operations Strategy & Planning Associate

I’m originally from Barcelona and moved to Mexico four years ago. The social class difference has always been something that caught my attention. With this Employee Resource Group, I believe that we can set an example of diversity and inclusion in all regions by advocating for equal access to opportunities to advance and grow the careers of everyone in our organization, regardless of socioeconomic background.

In Mexico

We held an event in Mexico City bringing together everyone in the Uber community. We partnered with Reforestamos, an NGO dedicated to environmental causes, as well as the local government to clean up a local park (including picking up garbage, cleaning the lake and re-painting the sidewalk). In addition, we had a picnic lunch for all participants, t-shirts and held a group activity to highlight the importance of socio-economic diversity.

In India

We sponsored and helped launch the First Generation Graduate Program for driver partners.

First Generation Graduate Program is an initiative to run a 6 month internship where we hire 6 promising interns related to our driver partners who are first in the family to attain a graduate degree.

We received 100+ applications from driver partners in Hyderabad and rolled out internships to 14 first generation graduates.