Ola: Commit to train 200 women in Mumbai to become cab drivers by Women’s Day, 2020

0 have signed. Let’s get to 35,000!


Ola: Commit to train 200 women in Mumbai to become cab drivers by Women’s Day, 2020

Every time that I have to book a cab and travel late at night, memories of the horrific rape of a young girl by the cab driver in Delhi flash before my eyes and the thought of ending up with the same fate as her sends shivers run down my spine.

As a student who travels frequently, I wish I had an option of choosing a woman cab driver; I would have felt a lot more comfortable and safer, but the harsh reality is that there are hardly any commercial cab drivers who are women.

I strongly feel that women drivers would make women passengers, like me, feel much safer.  

Training and hiring women as drivers will also benefit cab companies as this will boost their public image and profit as studies show that- women are less rash on the road, pay more heed to the traffic rules and that they are also less likely to drink and drive.

Sign my petition asking Ola to commit to training and hiring 200 women in Mumbai as commercial cab drivers by Women’s Day,2020. #sheOla #OlaLeadTheTrend

With Ola being the fastest growing new-age cab aggregators and with millions of dollars being pumped in by investors into Ola it is clearly the most capable company to get more women drivers on board and empower them financially.  Of course, there have been many other initiatives such as She Cabs in Hyderabad, She Taxi in Kerala, Women Cabs in Bengaluru, Priyadarshini cabs and Viira Cabs in Mumbai, but these women-only cab companies find it a tough going due to lack of funding.

Ola had proposed the idea of women-driven taxis across India after the horrific rape case in Delhi in December 2014. but today, even after nearly 4 years there is no significant visibility of women cab drivers in Ola. They did start Ola Pink in Bangalore but there is no such initiative in Mumbai which has gained any momentum. There are only 2 well-known stories of women drivers in Mumbai that Ola proudly owns, one of which is a cab driver and the other one being an autorickshaw driver, working for Ola. Therefore, Mumbai being one of the biggest users of Ola and Ola Share, Ola should commit to training 200 women to become commercial can drivers and provide them the necessary funds required to become a cab driver and work for Ola  and hence turning the previously mentioned 2 stories to 200 stories of how Ola took the first step to help these women become independent cab drivers so that people across India acknowledge that driving skills are truly gender-agnostic.

Please sign my petition and take the first step to make the dream of seeing more women become cab drivers, turn into a reality by asking Ola to commit to training and hiring 200 women in Mumbai as commercial cab drivers by Women’s Day,2020. #Turn2To200



Today: Anushree is counting on you

Anushree Vaidya needs your help with “Ola: Commit to train 200 women in Mumbai to become cab drivers by Women’s Day, 2020”. Join Anushree and 30,397 supporters today.