Uber Damage Control? Plan for Hiring 1 Million Women Drivers
It’s an ambitious goal, even for a fast-growing startup like Uber, which doesn’t have a total of 1 million drivers globally yet.
The company, which connects drivers and passengers via a smartphone app, says it has “hundreds of thousands” of drivers worldwide.
Uber’s plan to hire women drivers is part of a global partnership with UN Women.
The announcement comes in the wake of criticism that Uber isn’t doing enough to ensure the safety of female passengers. Allegations of sexual harassment have surfaced across the globe — from Chicago and Los Angeles to New Delhi. The worst was a case where a woman reported being raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi.