When you are constantly surrounded by powerful, confident and successful women, it may be easy to forget that there are many scenarios where women still fear for their safety. In a perfect world, a night out with your girlfriends should end with a safe taxi ride home, but that isn’t always the case. More often than not, drivers are unprofessional and sometimes even dangerous. The Taxi Services Commission receives about two sexual harassment complaints a week from passengers, and at least once a week there is a complaint “of sexual nature.”
George McEnroe is the founder of Shebah, an all female ride-sharing service. McEnroe, a self-proclaimed empath, cares about literally everyone. She is the face behind “The Care Factor,” which is a stand-up comedy show that makes light of the fact that she cares too much. As a single mom with four children, it isn’t hard to understand why she wants to keep people safe.
“Ride sharing is a $6bn industry in Australia and women only have 10% of it,” McEnroe states. Although this privately owned Australian company has no intentions of being a direct competitor of Uber, its presence has provided safe rides for so many women, both passengers and drivers. The story of McEnroe and her team is a shining example of the phrase, “Don’t get mad, get even.”
Thank you, George!