Equal at Uber
Uber’s community for socioeconomic inclusion
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.
What we stand for
Unlock internal growth of employees from socioeconomically diverse backgrounds
Promote a diverse pipeline and ensure an unbiased recruiting process
Bring employees from different socioeconomic backgrounds together
Product Operations Manager
I’m originally from Barcelona and moved to Mexico 4 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.
Regional Operations Manager, Rider Growth and Access
I am from Brazil, a country where social disparities have always been an issue. Equal at Uber allows us to bring Uber a little closer to the country reality and work to include a group that, even being the majority of the population, still is underrepresented in our offices.
Executive Sponsor, Director of Product Operations
"I am passionate about Equal at Uber because I have seen how socioeconomically 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 we serve. Achieving socioeconomic diversity at Uber also means we become an agent for social mobility. That's doing the right thing. Period."
We started the program Moving Forward with English First to provide Uber-sponsored English classes to S-ladder employees in LatAm. Another initiative was to take Brazil’s leadership team to experience-based training; our goal was to educate and raise awareness about Uber's different realities. Leaders engaged in a workshop and shadowed CSRs/Experts in our COE/GL, from their house at the beginning of the day to public transportation to work and back at the end of the day.
We sponsored and helped launch the First Generation Graduate Program for drivers. 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 more than 100 applications from drivers in Hyderabad and rolled out internships to 14 first-generation graduates.
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 repainting the sidewalk). In addition, we had a picnic lunch and T-shirts for all participants, and we held a group activity to highlight the importance of socioeconomic diversity.