On Wednesday, January 23rd the IE Out and Allies Club organized a company visit to Uber’s Headquarters in Madrid. Over 30 students participated in the event and were able to learn more about Uber’s cultural evolution over the past several years and specifically their initiatives around diversity and inclusion.
Our first speaker was Juan Galiardo Sosa, the director of Uber Spain. Juan has been with Uber since 2014. Juan talked about his first-hand experience watching Uber’s culture evolve and the positive impact it has had on the company. Then Rodrigo Caetano Teixeira, Recruiter and EMEA Board Member of UberPRIDE, spoke to us about Uber’s specific initiatives around diversity and inclusion including UberPRIDE, Uber’s LGBT+ employee resource group. Finally, we had a Q&A with several members of the Uber team present in the office.
The event was extremely beneficial for the participants’ understanding of Uber as a company and provided them with a good overview of potential opportunities for employment in the future. The IE Out and Allies Club is very grateful to Uber for offering us this opportunity and putting on such an informative presentation.