Uber pledges to enlist one million female drivers by 2020

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UN Women and Uber are teaming-up for a vision for equality.

On Tuesday, marking the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, the mobile-app based transportation network and UN women announced their new global partnership, which aims at accelerating economic opportunity for women.

Uber has committed to the goal of creating 1,000,000 jobs for women as drivers on their platform by 2020.

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Here’s an excerpt from UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s message on Uber’s blog:

We intend to invest in long-term programs in local communities where we live and work, as Uber commits to creating 1,000,000 jobs for women globally on the Uber platform by 2020.

Join the conversation and help ensure the UN Women’s mission of economic empowerment is heard.

This important mission can only be accomplished when all women have direct access to safe and equitable earning opportunities. We look forward to a partnership where UN Women and Uber will drive more access to these types of opportunities around the world.

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