Like it or not, women are born leaders and possess great capabilities to participate in building a secure community. Gone are the days when certain jobs were considered gender specific. Today, women have gone beyond being a mother, daughter or a wife and are playing influential roles as highly skilled policewomen, doctors, nurses and even delivery riders. Thanks to the UAE government’s efforts to ensure women have a role in the country’s security apparatus.
In many of firsts, Talabat, the region’s leading food delivery and q-commerce app, has pledged to hire 300 female drivers to its delivery fleet in the UAE by end of 2021. The initiative is an effort to improve gender equality and provide women with wider employment opportunities across all functions in the organisation.
Talabat Now Has 14 Female Delivery Riders Across The UAE
As of today, talabat has welcomed 14 female delivery riders across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah to the fleet. Women currently account for 67% of marketing roles, 43% of the sales force and 40% of management positions at talabat UAE. This reflects the great strides towards empowering women in the workplace and promoting overall gender balance.
Jérémy Doutté, Vice President UAE at talabat said: “At talabat, we pride ourselves for being a diverse organisation that takes large steps towards gender parity, empowering women to be change-makers across our many different departments. This is in addition to breaking stereotypes in traditionally male-dominated areas and creating new opportunities, most recently by introducing women to our riders fleet in the UAE.”
He further added that the new initiative has received an outpour of positive feedback and the community’s support has been truly encouraging. Talabat now believes that this is another step forward in closing gender gaps and increasing female representation at all levels. The company’s efforts are very much in line with the UAE’s vision for gender equality.
The pledge to hire at least one new female rider per day until end-year was announced on the back of Women’s Day as talabat celebrated its gender diversity and inclusion, forging the way for a better future, together.