Grab Philippines is putting a premium on empowering its women driver-partners to become leaders of their communities and enable their families to thrive.
Through its social impact agenda dubbed “Grab for Good,” Grab consistently provides inclusive livelihood opportunities to all of its partners. It believes that promoting better access to jobs for all women will help close gender disparities.
According to a recent study by McKinsey & Company, the global economy is projected to grow by $12 trillion to $28 trillion—larger than the combined economies of the United States and China—once gender gap issues are addressed.
Notably, the Philippines, according to the 2022 Global Gender Gap report by World Bank, has closed 78.4% of its overall gender gap to date. It was also tagged as a country with more female sole proprietors than men.
In addition, about 64% of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) such as GrabCars and GrabFood businesses, assisted by the DTI Negosyo Centers were women-led. Meanwhile, about 5.8 million or 64% of the members of the cooperatives under the National Association of Training Centers for Cooperatives are female.
To complement these, Grab PH Country Head Grace Vera Cruz said they are continuously developing a catchall platform that is accessible, especially to its female partners.
Vera Cruz said it has become Grab’s mission to ensure that partners can have end-to-end assistance from application to onboarding, as well as round-the-clock access to any of the Grab Driver Centers for any assistance or concerns they may have.
As part of Grab’s commitment to supporting economic recovery and development in the Philippines, Grab is working with the government and various stakeholders in generating 500,000 more livelihood opportunities through its platform.