Mahalakshmi is the Female Ola outstation driver in Bengaluru. Over five years since Mahalakshmi worked as a full-time driver-partner with ride-hailing startup Ola. Her shefoughtback journey starts from a very young age as she studied until Grade 10 and was determined to stand on her own feet to be the sole breadwinner and support her family. Nonetheless, she struggled for a long time to secure a job for a better future but never gave up. She says, “I had never imagined that I would someday drive a cab, but when the opportunity arose, I didn’t hesitate to make the shift. When I came across an Ola advertisement about the company hiring female driver-partners I realized it was my chance to become truly independent.”
Mahalakshmi started working as a domestic help to support her family, learned how to drive, and eventually came across an advertisement for hiring women drivers. Her service makes fellow women customers feel safer during late-night pickups.