Uber announced it will create 1 million jobs for women in the next five years.
The announcement by the ride-sharing app came this week as part of a partnership with UN Women, a United Nations committee which supports global gender equality and which promotes access to jobs, according to both Uber chief Travis Kalanick and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Uber's female drivers isn't large — only about 14 percent of its 160,000 U.S. drivers are female, but it boasts "hundreds of thousands" across the globe, Mashable reported.
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Uber can afford to create jobs because its latest funding round brought the startup's valuation to $40 billion and it now operates in 290 cities since it began in 2009. Several of its male drivers have also been accused of sexual harassment and assault in recent months.