Pal, A Taxi Driver Excelling In A Male Dominated World

Irene Buddy is one to figure with when it comes to ladies excelling in a male dominated world. Ms Buddy may be a cab driver within the Nasinu - Suva range.
02 Oct 2022 15:35
Pal, A Taxi Driver Excelling In A Male Dominated World
(From left) Taxi drivers Lilian Krishna, Shirley Lata, Irene Pal, Neelam Prasad and Raveena Singh at Adi Davila Taxi base on September 16, 2022.

Irene Buddy is one to figure with when it comes to ladies excelling in a male dominated world. Ms Buddy may be a cab driver within the Nasinu – Suva range.

Something that most women would see odd.

In 2019 she cleared out her white collar job within the fund field, penning a new enterprise for her.


She is one of the numerous female cab drivers who are reclassifying the spectrum of the cab benefit industry in the country: “For 20 a long time I was utilized in a white-collar work, nothing posh there as I knew I was predetermined for something incredible,” Ms Buddy said.

“This is my third year of providing taxi service.”


When she to begin with wandered into this business, like all other female, her pure modern work was not received well by her mom. “She (mum) was stressed for me, especially with the hazard associated with this work, but I’m happy she understood what I wanted.”

She stood firm like several other female in the field to rethink barriers of dominance.

Some of her highlights are the expected scenarios, she has witnessed and experienced passengers getting out of the taxi without paying, a rehashed scene where she said ‘I fair drive off ‘ for her security:

“Being portion of this work, one should know, particularlyladies the risk they are putting themselves in,” she said.


“It goes with encounter I must say; presently I know what to do whenever I confront such cases, they’ll get in at that point when we halt at a place, they’ll run so all I need to do is drive off.”

She argued with the Government to offer assistance ladies who are in this field in any conceivable way: Ms Prasad right now works a Facebook page – ‘Female Taxi Drivers in Fiji’, a closed gather page dedicated to giving perceivability to female taxi drivers within the nation:


Story By: Jone Salusalu /

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