Black at Uber
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. 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, Black at Uber 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 Black at Uber membership
Work with internal stakeholders to ensure that Uber’s focus considers a Black perspective
Make sure Uber is a great place to work for all Black at Uber members and allies by ensuring that they’re equipped with the tools necessary to succeed
Global strategy and process
Serve the dual purpose of ensuring that Black at Uber’s mission is being carried out globally and that we’re attracting all the great minds to join our ranks
Seeing the Coalition of Black Excellence Week events and Code Black Gala come to fruition was one of my 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. A lot of companies have diversity groups, but real impact comes when the leadership teams empower those groups to run with positive ideas and drive internal and external impact.
Manager, Central Operations, Rider
I joined Uber after spending 4 years in the consumer products industry. Succeeding as a business leader in a tech company is a unique intellectual and organizational challenge, and it's been rewarding. My team operates Uber's Rider Pricing and Incentives products to shape and grow demand in Uber's complex Rides Marketplace. This is my first role at Uber, and I'm looking forward to many more. Black at Uber is both my support system and a way for me to create value beyond the Marketplace.
Coalition of Black Excellence Week
For Black History Month 2019, in partnership with OurCollective.us, we spearheaded the creation of the first-ever Coalition of Black Excellence Week in the Bay Area. More than 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 the business leaders and community partners who are driving change in Silicon Valley.
Black at Uber has local engagement groups in locations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America, as well as the United States and Canada.
In support of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, we hosted a series of fireside chats with Meena Harris, Head of Strategy and Leadership on the Diversity and Inclusion team, and special guests in multiple Uber offices. The purpose of these chats was to discuss the importance of diversity in the workplace with successful women of color.