In conjunction with the recent International Women’s Day, for the month of March, Grab is honouring and recognising inspiring women, be it women around us, our drivers or those who work for Grab.
Since the company started in 2012, the number of women driving for Grab in Southeast Asia have grown steadily. In the last year, the number of women driving for Grab in Southeast Asia grew by more than 230%. That means tens of thousands of women who have become empowered to pursue fulfilling and flexible work that suits their lifestyles. And women are clocking longer distances as well: this January, women on Grab drove more than 570% further than in January 2017!
Closer to home, Malaysia has seen a 300% growth of women drivers from January 2017 to January 2018. Furthermore, just as the numbers of drivers have increased, the number of hours have also increased by more than 600% while the total distance travelled by women drivers have increased by more than 200%.
To recognise these amazing women, Grab as a company carried out various efforts:
Short Video: Grab developed a video to thank and honour women who have either combated social norms to make a change in the community or become pillars of strength and inspiration for the people around them.
Amazing Drivers: Grab also spoke to several female drivers across the region to find out what drives them, and how they are stamping out stereotypes and being empowered to be so much more just by being Grab drivers.
On our own home front, Grab Malaysia organised the following:
A gift for the ladies: Grab Malaysia delivered special gifts to top performing female drivers nationwide and also organised an exclusive high tea session for some of these women and the female staff of Grab. The ladies spent an afternoon enjoying sweet delights while engaging in conversation which can be read here.
To sum it up, besides interviewing the female drivers, Grab Malaysia also shone a spotlight on some of the women who are doing great things from within Grab which will be shared on their social media every week. For the first group of ladies, read here.
To read more about women who drive for Grab check out this blogpost here.