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AskPatty in the News, February 2010

Published Mar 1st 2010, 6:59am by Jody DeVere in Articles Pressroom

February 3, 2010 and Certfied Female Friendly Curry's Auto Featured in U.S. News & World Report: "How to Avoid Auto Repair Rip-Offs"
For tips on picking out a reputable shop and avoiding rip-offs, we asked the founders of Virginia-based Curry's Auto Service, a finalist for Tire Review's Top Shop Award.

Since it opened in 1998, Curry's has grown from a single location and one technician to five stores with 70 employees. Founders Matt and Judy Curry attribute the business's growth to their pro-customer philosophy. "We're not just repairing cars, we're building relationships," says Judy, who also serves as vice president of marketing. The shop and showroom should be neat and clean, and you should feel comfortable speaking to anyone there. Curry's is certified by, which trains retailers on how to make the experience of purchasing and maintaining vehicles a pleasant one for female customers.
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Patty Fleischmann of Certified Female Friendly Community Tire featured on The Boomer and The Babe radio show
Patty Fleischmann discusses her entry into the automotive field, and shares info about her Certified Female Friendly tire businesses.
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February 18, 2010's Jody DeVere on Connecting Women BlogTalk Radio
Faten Abdallah of Connecting Women  interviews Jody DeVere is the CEO of, Inc. on BlogTak Radio
Listen to the one-hour radio episode at's Patricia Roberts at "Career Relocation Tips from Career Mover Patricia Roberts"
Patricia Roberts knows what it's like to relocate for work. As one of the first females selling with General Motors, she has moved 22 times for the sake of her career. Retired as of 2006, Roberts now resides in Michigan and works from home as the Director of Business Development for, a website devoted to giving women automotive advice. We spoke with Roberts about her moving experiences and asked her to give job seekers some moving tips.
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February 24, 2010 in Metro Canada News Vancouver: "Lessons in making dealerships 'female-friendly' "
The car business remains a male-dominated industry. Yet, today, more than 50 per cent of automotive-related purchases -- tires, repairs and vehicle maintenance -- are made by women.

For many women though, walking into a car dealership or an auto body shop is an intimidating experience, according to Jody DeVere, founder and CEO of -- a U.S.-based website providing automotive advice to women. And that's why DeVere recently launched a certified female-friendly program for automotive businesses in Canada.
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