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Episode 15 - In the Driver's Seat Women in Labour

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After the untimely demise of her husband, Gulesh Chauhan struggled to keep her family afloat. An unlikely lifeline, working with Uber as a full-time driver, led her down the road to recovery. And to professional satisfaction. The cab driver with a record number of 5-star trips, Gulesh ji talks about the speed breakers along the way, moments of triumph, and the way forward.

With special guest Gulesh Chauhan
Gulesh Chauhan is currently a full-time driver for app-based taxi service Uber in the Delhi NCR region. She is one of Uber India’s highest-rated driver-partners and among the country’s first women Uber drivers. Her story has been widely covered in the national press including in outlets such as Elle, the DailyO, and SheThePeople, among others. She has also told her story, in her own words, on platforms like Josh Talks and the Youth Ki Aawaz Summit.


MORE TO READ.

This 2019 HerStory Article:
https://yourstory.com/herstory/2019/04/professional-women-drivers-mobility-employment

This 2019 Scroll piece by Dr. Shilpa Phadke:
https://scroll.in/article/926148/mere-populism-kejriwal-plan-to-make-transport-free-for-delhi-women-could-actually-transform-city

This 2019 Indian Express article:
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/kerala-government-to-appoint-women-drivers-in-government-5924629/

This 2019 ORF special report:
https://www.orfonline.org/research/rewriting-the-rules-women-and-work-in-india-47584/

This 2018 TOI article:
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/sunday-times/no-ban-but-plenty-of-bias-why-so-few-women-drive-in-india/articleshow/64809217.cms

This 2017 HuffPost article:
https://www.huffingtonpost.in/the-vedica-diaries/drivers-wanted-in-india-but-women-need-not-apply_a_23156584/


MORE TO LISTEN TO.

This episode of The Ride Share Guy podcast:
https://therideshareguy.com/rsg025-whats-it-like-to-be-a-female-uber-driver-with-tiffany-hudson-stroup/


MORE TO WATCH.

This Josh Talks video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh6VKyGVL4Q

A BIG THANKS

Women In Labour is generously supported by a grant from the American Center, New Delhi. All opinions, findings, and conclusions are those of Women In Labour and its hosts only — and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.

After the untimely demise of her husband, Gulesh Chauhan struggled to keep her family afloat. An unlikely lifeline, working with Uber as a full-time driver, led her down the road to recovery. And to professional satisfaction. The cab driver with a record number of 5-star trips, Gulesh ji talks about the speed breakers along the way, moments of triumph, and the way forward.

With special guest Gulesh Chauhan
Gulesh Chauhan is currently a full-time driver for app-based taxi service Uber in the Delhi NCR region. She is one of Uber India’s highest-rated driver-partners and among the country’s first women Uber drivers. Her story has been widely covered in the national press including in outlets such as Elle, the DailyO, and SheThePeople, among others. She has also told her story, in her own words, on platforms like Josh Talks and the Youth Ki Aawaz Summit.


MORE TO READ.

This 2019 HerStory Article:
https://yourstory.com/herstory/2019/04/professional-women-drivers-mobility-employment

This 2019 Scroll piece by Dr. Shilpa Phadke:
https://scroll.in/article/926148/mere-populism-kejriwal-plan-to-make-transport-free-for-delhi-women-could-actually-transform-city

This 2019 Indian Express article:
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/kerala-government-to-appoint-women-drivers-in-government-5924629/

This 2019 ORF special report:
https://www.orfonline.org/research/rewriting-the-rules-women-and-work-in-india-47584/

This 2018 TOI article:
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/sunday-times/no-ban-but-plenty-of-bias-why-so-few-women-drive-in-india/articleshow/64809217.cms

This 2017 HuffPost article:
https://www.huffingtonpost.in/the-vedica-diaries/drivers-wanted-in-india-but-women-need-not-apply_a_23156584/


MORE TO LISTEN TO.

This episode of The Ride Share Guy podcast:
https://therideshareguy.com/rsg025-whats-it-like-to-be-a-female-uber-driver-with-tiffany-hudson-stroup/


MORE TO WATCH.

This Josh Talks video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh6VKyGVL4Q

A BIG THANKS

Women In Labour is generously supported by a grant from the American Center, New Delhi. All opinions, findings, and conclusions are those of Women In Labour and its hosts only — and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.

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