Women of Wolt – Suzy, courier partner
To celebrate International Women’s Day, this interview series highlights some of the women who make Wolt, well – Wolt. The series includes Wolt staff, restaurant partners and couriers partners.
In this post, we’re introducing Suzy, who is a Wolt Courier Partner, in Tampere.
What is your story?
I was a single mother of three kids who came to Finland for the education of my children 7 years ago. I’m originally from Kenya and we were living in Italy for 11 years, where I was a nurse. We decided to move to Finland for the better education system. My kids went to school here and I went to work to provide for my family. I was initially cleaning, when a friend of mine told me about food delivery and explained how it works. As I really like to drive my car, I was like “Great, I can make money driving my car!”. I applied, and although I wasn’t signed on immediately, I got in eventually, and have been delivering ever since.
What do you do at Wolt?
I deliver food in the Tampere area. So, I take food and other items to customers.
How long have you been at Wolt?
Since 2018 March.
What got you to join Wolt?
Well, I love to drive, my father used to be a driver and I love it.
What’s the best part of your work?
The best part is being my own boss. I hate mornings, so as a night person I love Wolt as I don’t need to get up early in the morning. I’m usually never out delivering during lunch hours, and evenings are my prime time. Wolt is the best job in my life –I’ve been in Europe for 18 years, and I never had a job where I could earn like this. I know there are better jobs, but this is a great fit. I can regulate my income: if I need more money, I can work more.
What advice would you give to anyone considering joining Wolt?
If you are independent and responsible, Wolt is the best place. This work requires some discipline, as you are your own boss. So take initiative and be responsible, and it’s a great place to be.
Anything you’d like us to mention with regard to International Women’s Day, being a woman in your industry or at Wolt?
Sometimes the society looks at delivery work as a men’s job. As a woman delivering on Wolt, I am proving that wrong: women can do things that men can do. So be brave and everything is doable. I want to encourage women to go out there and be independent.
The theme of International Women’s Day 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge (quoting IWD website): “We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.”
If you want to support the cause, post a photo of your hand raised with the hashtag #ChooseToChallenge and take action to call out inequality – not only today, but every day as well.