Today we are sharing our 5th update on diversity, equity and inclusion at Uber. Since our last update we made meaningful progress in increasing the diversity of our team. A few noteworthy highlights: - The global population of women grew almost 2 percentage points and women in leadership grew 1.2 percentage points. - In the US, the overall representation of underrepresented groups increased by 5 percentage points. - We saw a 2.8 percentage point increase of Black and African American individuals in the US. While we are glad with the progress we made, our work is never done. We will continue to work to ensure Uber is a great place to work for all. Read more about our people and culture in this blog post by our Chief Diversity Officer Bo Young Lee.
Japan is one of our fastest-growing markets in the world and it’s only the beginning as we rapidly expand our Mobility and Delivery services. Our growing 150-person Tokyo-based team is changing the way people and things move for millions across the country. Below, we chat with Shiro Yamanaka, General Manager of Mobility for Uber Japan, and Pradeep Parameswaran, Regional General Manager for Mobility across Asia Pacific, about what they’re focused on today and what it’s like to work at Uber.
Uber is proud to be recognized by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities for scoring a 100% on the Disability Equality Index and as a Best Place to Work. At Uber, we continue to be committed to making disability inclusion and accessibility a meaningful part of how we operate, internally and externally. We’re excited to be doing our part to create an inclusive environment for current and prospective employees, as we work together to ensure our platform can enable improved access to transportation for everyone. Our technology and the transportation provided by drivers has transformed mobility for many people with disabilities, and we’re committed to continuing to develop technologies that support everyone’s ability to easily move around their communities.
“With the scale of Uber behind you, there’s an opportunity for big impact,” shares Michelle Lisowski, our Global Director of B2B Marketing, in our latest blog. Read on for Michelle’s insights from her diverse career in big tech and start-ups, what excites her about the Uber brand, and how she views building the B2B team →
"My journey at Uber is a story of growth, chance, and optimism. And it all starts with taking a role I never even applied for,” shares Katie Tanimasa.
"At Uber, you’ll work beside a team who listens and supports even the most elaborate ideas, who encourages you to create your own path, and sees the value in being authentically you," shares Tresnae Ramsey in our latest blog →
"There is an optimism about how we can change the world and do new things that I absolutely enjoy," shares Saskia de Jongh, our Asia Pacific Regional General Manager for Uber Eats, in our latest blog. Read on to meet Saskia, learn what she's focused on today, and why you should join the team too →
You’ve heard of using virtual reality to play video games, but how about to increase empathy, reduce bias, and encourage more inclusive behaviors? To meet our goal of making Uber the most inclusive workplace on the planet, we wanted to get creative. That’s why we’re piloting a virtual reality learning experience through Praxis Labs that puts employees directly in the shoes of someone else’s experience. To learn more, we sat down with Lara Avisov, a Senior Business Partner on our Diversity & Inclusion team.
Making our platform easy to use expands access to opportunities, which is why we put design at the center of everything we do. No one knows this better than Suzanne Ginsburg, Uber Freight’s Director of Design and Research, who shares how her team builds extraordinary things in our latest blog →
"I value being transparent and genuine. I believe people should be themselves and be able to take risks and learn from their mistakes," shares Tomasz Krawczyk, our Senior Director of US and Canada Community Operations, who talks about his leadership style and how he drives internal mobility and inclusion across the team in our latest blog.