Wilma: North America’s first, Women-Driving-Women membership service hits London this summer

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Wilma launches in London Ontario

Wilma puts women in the driver’s seat with a call for 200 female drivers
Wilma puts women in the driver’s seat with a call for 200 female drivers
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Wilma puts women in the driver’s seat with a call for 200 female drivers

LONDON, Ontario, July 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Welcome to a safer ride-hailing option for female and gender-diverse riders and drivers. Wilma is a new women-driving-women, ride-hailing membership service launching in London, Ontario this summer – becoming North America’s first offering of its kind and ushering in a new ride-hailing era.

Wilma is putting a call out for female drivers to join us in London – with the intent that female riders and drivers will now have a safer ride-hailing option. Then, buckle up ladies, because after Wilma starts in London this month, it will be opening in Mississauga and Toronto in the fall.

In addition to peace of mind, riders will enjoy NO BOOKING FEES - saving them approximately $3 on every ride. With Wilma, a woman can expect predictability and a hassle-free ride. She will be able to focus on the priorities of her day versus the unknowns of her trip.

“When you sign up for a Wilma membership, you are joining a community of empowered women who are choosing to be unbothered,” said Terri Phipps, Wilma CEO and Co-Founder. “Wilma drivers and riders will feel like they’re driving with a friend, creating an atmosphere of trust and community.”

Driving with Wilma has its benefits, including an increased sense of safety, knowing that a woman is in the backseat. Other key driver benefits are:

  • Best commission rates in the ride hailing industry – 85 per cent of every fare goes to the drivers

  • Flexible work hours, allowing drivers to customize their schedule – women can now choose to drive ANY time, versus the safest times. Welcome to the gig economy.

  • Driver discounts & perks through our partners, such as income tax preparation discounts

Wilma is dedicated to the safety, comfort and empowerment of women riders and drivers alike. By signing up for the Wilma app, members are not only making an investment towards their peace of mind, but they are also supporting a well-paying income source for other females and gender diverse people.

“Wilma is about freedom,” says Mary Morrison, Wilma SVP of Partnerships and Co-Founder. “For every woman who has ever felt uncomfortable, had to make up a story, fake a phone call, or mention a non-existent husband to ensure her safety when ride-hailing, Wilma is for you.”

Survey shows demand for Wilma
In an Angus Reid survey conducted for Wilma:

  • Four-in-five Canadian women (79%) said they would purchase a women-only, ride-hailing service if it were offered in their city

  • Additionally, men said they would gift a Wilma membership for a woman in their lives, in particular their wife/partner, daughter and mother

Wilma memberships come with privileges. As part of this community, women may bring guests of any gender to ride with them. Wilma members must agree to a strict code of conduct and are responsible for their guests’ behaviour. This ensures that all members honour the membership principles of safety and emotional comfort for both the driver and the rider members.

People are encouraged to show support by purchasing a Wilma membership for a woman they care about – providing them a gift of safety, comfort and peace of mind.

Wilma is currently accepting driver applications and rider membership sign-ups. We invite women and gender-diverse people to apply to be drivers. If your driver’s license does not have an “F” on it but your gender identity is female, you are welcome to reach out to us directly at support@getwilma.app to get assistance.

About Wilma Technologies Inc.
Wilma is North America’s first Women-Driving-Women ride hailing membership service dedicated to creating a safe space for women to travel and work within the gig economy. We are at the forefront of solutions to provide an alternative, hassle-free ride hailing service and job opportunities that work for and empower women. Because HER safety comes first.
      
Wilma is headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. and founded by Terri Phipps, CEO and Mary Morrison, SVP Partnerships.

Learn more: www.getwilma.app
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Media Contact:
Megan Dunscombe, MAVERICK Public Relations
647.972.2373
megan@wearemaverick.com

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