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Asian at Uber

Uber's Asian community

Our Mission

Our mission is to celebrate and promote the wealth of Asian ideas and culture throughout Uber.

What we stand for

Make business impact

Embed ourselves into the business to help drive business outcomes

Help facilitate employee growth

Drive professional development for the Asian community at Uber

Build in our communities

Expand our external engagement with the community

Build social connections

Come together as a group for celebrations and events

Accomplishments

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year is an important holiday celebrated throughout Asia and marks the beginning of the new lunar calendar year. Each year, Asian at Uber makes sure to ring in the new year in style, whether it’s hosting a dim sum lunch for our driver-partners or celebrating internally. For 2019, we invited the LionDanceME troupe to Uber headquarters, where they delivered a colorful and interactive performance with the audience. Employees also celebrated with cultural activities and cuisine—a fitting start to the Year of the Pig!

Whober feature

Often as Asian Americans, we adopt “American” names to assimilate better into the culture. We believe we can improve employee sentiment, culture, and collaboration if people simply had a way to educate others on how to pronounce their genuine names. In partnership with an internal engineering team, we developed a feature in our internal employee directory tool that allows folks to write and record how someone should say their name. We think it creates better connections and hope one day to extend the feature into our app.

Spicy Food Eating Challenge

Food is a major part of any culture, and in 2018 we hosted Uber’s very first Spicy Food Challenge with our friends from Los Ubers. We featured restaurant partners from our Eats platform and hosted 14 teams in a competition to see who could handle the heat. Employees tackled hot chicken wings, burritos topped with fiery salsas, chile pakoras, duk bok ki, and even raw Habanero peppers. Many people came to support and cheer on the brave souls who took on the Scoville challenge.