Uber Canada And The Forum Partner On Free Programming For Self-Identified Women Entrepreneurs

To celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Uber Canada and The Forum announced The Forum Growth Series – new programming for self-identified women entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level. This programming will support 500 entrepreneurs through free, half-day programs that cover everything from scaling and growing a business, to digital marketing and profitability. Programming will be offered virtually, with unique programs designed for both English and French entrepreneurs. 

The Forum Growth Series is part of Uber’s ongoing commitment to provide new learning opportunities and resources for drivers and delivery people on the Uber platform. 74% of drivers and delivery people describe their hours on the platform as part-time, and they take advantage of the flexibility on Uber to focus on other projects—starting a small business, building a career, or helping them and their families get ahead. Through investments in learning and education, Uber has been focused on helping people get more out of working on Uber both on and off the road. 

The Forum was a natural fit for a partnership, as their mission is to help women entrepreneurs access the resources & community they need to thrive in business. The Forum Growth Series will bring in industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs to connect with participants via live sessions and share their knowledge. The Forum will also offer additional access to 12 months of 1:1 mentorship, access to weekly calls with other women entrepreneurs, and access to a sharing platform where entrepreneurs across Canada can connect, ask questions, and share knowledge.

This programming builds on work done earlier this year, including a partnership with Rosetta Stone so that drivers and delivery people can learn a new language for free. Uber also rolled out letters that drivers and delivery people can download that describes the work they’ve done while using the Uber app. The letter is on Uber’s letterhead and can be used as evidence of their experience in job or other applications. 

Registration is now open, with programming going live in February. Women entrepreneurs can sign up here. This programming is open to self-identified women drivers, delivery people, restaurateurs or their family members. 

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