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Uber’s Julia Paige On Finding Your Passion, Career Advice, & Working During The Pandemic

Uber's Julia Paige On Finding Your Passion, Career Advice, & Working During The Pandemic

In Bustle’s Quick Question, we ask women leaders all about advice — from the best guidance they’ve ever gotten, to what they’re still figuring out. Here, Julia Paige, Director of Social Impact at Uber, tells Bustle about her work with Uber, her interest in social impact, and advice that serves her well in her career and life.

When Julia Paige started as the Director of Social Impact at Uber in February, a position to implement ethical and sustainable practices into the company, she had no idea what she was in for. Within a month, Paige, who had previously held roles as an Associate Producer at NBC News, Deputy Chief of Staff to Maria Shriver, and Director of Creative Content at Google, was thrust into the coronavirus pandemic alongside the rest of the world and had to figure out how to meet the needs of the public. Paige suggested Uber could provide 10 million free rides and meals to people in need around the world.

“I had been there for like five seconds, and yet I’d come up with an idea and they said, ‘OK, let’s try it,'” Paige tells Bustle. “We figured out our budget, we allocated across the globe, we met with all the different teams, and everybody took their pot of resources and went running.”

Though her to-do list has been consistently packed ever since — coordinating ways for essential workers to get to and from work and with medical equipment companies to transport resources…

Uber’s Julia Paige Shares Her Best Tip For Being Confident In Male-Dominated Industries

In Bustle’s Quick Question, we ask women leaders all about advice – from the best guidance they’ve ever gotten, to what they’re still figuring out. Here, Julia Paige, Director of Social Impact at Uber, tells Bustle about her work with Uber, her interest in social impact, and advice that serves her well in her career and life.



Uber’s Julia Paige On Finding Your Passion, Career Advice, & Working During The Pandemic

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