Thousand Oaks, May 11, 2009 - Jody DeVere, President of AskPatty.com, was selected as a Chic of the Week this week, a national award for women business owners. Jody will be featured on the ChicEntrepreneur.com homepage all week, linking to a full-page profile highlighting her success in business.
Jody founded AskPatty.com in 2006, and her company provides a safe place for women to get advice on car buying, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can shop for cars, tires and automotive service at AskPatty.com's network of Certified Female Friendly retailers across the U.S. This week her success will be celebrated! Jody will be featured exclusively in the Chic Spotlight, with a full description of her business accomplishments, philosophy and why she is a Chic Entrepreneur. Her profile will be archived on the ChicEntrepreneur.com website and added to a growing list and photo gallery of high achieving entrepreneurial women around the US who have enjoyed this honor since April of 2008.
The Chic of Week Award was developed by Elizabeth Gordon author of the 21-week Amazon.com Women in Business bestseller, The Chic Entrepreneur: Put Your Business in Higher Heels as a way to get more women in business to highlight and share their success. Gordon says "I am thrilled to have added Jody to our wall of fame. We choose our Chic of the Week winners based on strategy, savvy, style and success, and Jody DeVere certainly is a Chic Entrepreneur!"
Gordon says the current business landscape is ripe for female entrepreneurs. Historically women have been underrepresented in the ranks of entrepreneurs - but that is rapidly changing as recent years have seen women starting new businesses at twice the rate of men. Even the most male dominated industries are slowly wising up to the fact that they need women in business for that all important female perspective.
"Women make great business owners- they are highly creative, terrific problem solvers and amazing at juggling multiple priorities, making them ideal in a startup situation. The skills required to run a household are remarkably transferrable to the role of small business owner," Gordon says. She adds that female intuition, women's relationship building skills and their creativity and nurturing nature give them a distinct style and an added advantage in many business arenas.
Gordon wrote The Chic Entrepreneur to teach women that they can be in control of their own economic power, without sacrificing their femininity. In it she shows former corporate women and business novices step-by-step how to build a business that will bring them the financial and lifestyle rewards they seek and use the fact that they are a woman to their advantage. "Women experience life differently than men and they make decisions differently; therefore they do business differently," says Gordon. Adding, "now thanks to our foremothers, we can do business as women and succeed as women, and that's what being a Chic Entrepreneur is all about."
About Jody DeVere
Jody DeVere is the CEO of AskPatty.com, Inc. a social media marketing to women expert, journalist, car care & safety spokesperson and has more than twenty-five years of achievement as a successful entrepreneur focused on sales and marketing leadership including ten years developing web based business solutions across diverse industries. DeVere is currently the President of the Woman's Automotive Association International, member of the Car Care Council Women's Board, member of the California State Advisory Board for SkillsUSA , Board member of UnitedSpinal.org, member of the SEMA Businesswomen's Networking Association and is a Contributing Editor for the Car Channel on Blogher.com.
For more information, visit http://www.askpatty.com/ or http://www.jodydevere.com
About The Chic Entrepreneur
Elizabeth Gordon is the author of The Chic Entrepreneur: Put Your Business in Higher Heels published by Robert D. Reed in May of 2008. The book has hit the Amazon.com Women in Business Bestseller list for 21 weeks. Foreign rights deals for European translations are in negotiations. Ms. Gordon, who is also the founder and President of Flourishing Business(R), an advisory firm for entrepreneurs headquartered in Atlanta, that sells licenses globally, was named a '40 Under 40' Business Up and Comer by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. She is on the Board of Advisors for the newly launched Pink Payments, the first for women, by women, supporting women merchant services provider supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Ms. Gordon was a charter member for Zonta Buckhead, an international nonprofit with the mission of advancing the status of women worldwide. She has previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). For more information, visit www.flourishingbusiness.com or www.chicentrepreneur.com.
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