The women drivers and staff of Yango
Ride-hailing services provider Yango has marked this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) with a reception for partner female drivers and workers of the company.
It was an interactive and empowering session with inspiring talks from top women celebrities and influencers on how they overcame biases and challenges to become successful in their respective professions.
Partner Success Manager for Yango Ghana, Sophia Silvey, told journalists in an interview that the gesture was to appreciate and honour its cherished women drivers on the app for their dedication and hard work.
On the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day themed, “Embrace Equity”, she added that the session was also to highlight the company’s commitment to gender equity and an inclusive work culture.
“I joined Yango from a male-dominated industry where it was difficult to find women taking decisions and so I was excited to see women in leadership positions here. We have a country manager in Zambia and Senegal who are women,” she indicated.
Ms. Victoria Addison, a participant also narrated how she entered the ride-hailing scene as a driver.
“I became a driver after convincing a man who had a fleet of car and needed drivers to give me a car on work and pay basis. Initially, he was hesitant because I’m a woman but he later agreed. Out of the five cars he had under same arrangements, I was one of the three persons who were able to finish paying for the car on time,” she said.