Taxify, a ride hailing company is joining the rest of the world to celebrate women’s month, with the hashtag, #WomenWithDrive.
Speaking at the celebration in Nigeria, which took place at The Backyard Lagos recently, Taxifyâ€™s Brand Manager, Terver Bendega, said in her opening statement: â€œThis womenâ€™s month we decided to pay tribute to all the women across Nigeria who have shown extraordinary drive.
There is no harder working woman as the Nigerian woman. In celebration of International Womenâ€™s Day, we asked Nigerians to nominate inspiring women who have shown drive in various fields for a chance to win a kickstarter package. Within this package is N100,000 cash, N50,000 in Taxify credit and access to a network of women across various fields.â€
â€œAt Taxify, we believe in empowering women to become small business owners and equipping them with the network and finances they need to scale these businesses. We also want to show our appreciation to the amazing women partner drivers, working on the Taxify platform, who go out of their way every day to move thousands of people across their cities whilst providing for their families.â€œ
The inspirational event was attended by women driver-partners, celebrity influencers, media and members of the Taxify team. Guests listened to a passionate speech by ex-Big Brother Nigeria housemate, actress and music artist, Uriel Oputa. Broadcaster Adenike Oyetunde also spoke about the value of Women Entrepreneurs in the press for progress.
Driver-partners and guests engaged in speed networking where they were asked to share what they were driven by, including their passions, dreams, and goals. The event ended with a presentation of cheques to five winners of the Taxify kickstarter package.
Winners were young women with businesses ranging from consulting to confectionary, fashion design and art. Top female driver-partners were also rewarded with cash prizes.
With Taxify, women can drive whenever they can or whenever they want. Driver-partners can set their own schedules while maintaining a steady, independent source of income. Taxify has created work opportunities for hundreds of women since launching in Nigeria and is looking into creating thousands more in the next few years. The app which is available in over 35 cities across Europe and Africa can be downloaded on the Apple IOS store and the Google Play store.