Uber expands D&I initiative to foster equal opportunity for candidates with disabilities
To promote diversity and inclusion beyond binary gender, mobility platform Uber has expanded its She++ initiative. The initiative has been launched to include people with disabilities.
The initiative was launched in 2019 to provide early-in-career opportunities for women to intern with Uber’s engineering teams, network with business leaders, and get a glimpse into what a career in technology looks like.
This year, Uber has seen a significant increase in the number of applications since the initiative began. In 2023, She++ has received over 2,000 applications from top engineering colleges across India.
Ritika Khullar, Head of Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Uber APAC, said, "According to WHO, around 16% of the world’s population experiences a significant disability, and creating equity and access for them is key to our mission. The response received for the She++ initiative in India this year makes us optimistic. We anticipate more reach and involvement as we continue to make progress and expand this initiative. At Uber, we are focused on breaking down barriers, establishing best practices, and enhancing leadership knowledge to better serve our communities by creating equitability via accessibility, and the inclusion of students with disabilities in the She++ initiative demonstrates our commitment to creating a workplace where everyone can thrive."