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CBT Automotive Network: Attract, Hire and Retain Women Employees by Jody DeVere

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 20th, 2020 12:00pm

January 30, 2018 “The Women in the Workplace 2017,” a study conducted by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey states, ”Women and men see the state of women—and the success of gender-diversity efforts—differently. Men are more likely to think the workplace is equitable; women see a workplace that is less fair and offers less support. Men think their companies are doing a pretty good job supporting diversity; ...


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AutoInc Magazine - She’s Always in Motion! Using video in your social media marketing to women January 8, 2020 by Jody DeVere

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 20th, 2020 12:00am

2019 was a year of explosive growth of video on social media – visual content is king, and if your visual content isn’t moving, it should be. Views of branded video content have increased by 258% on Facebook and by 99% on YouTube. As we know, women are very active on social media, making up the majority of Facebook and Instagram users, and women use other platforms like Twitter and YouTube differently from men – men ...


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Automotive News - Fixed Ops Journal: Underrepresentation of women contributes to dealerships' tech shortage

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 20th, 2020 12:00am

12/15/19  by Rick Popely About half the customers who take their vehicles to franchised dealerships for service are women, but their odds of being greeted by a female service adviser are only 1 in 5. The chances that a female technician will work on their car or truck are far slimmer — a little better than 1 in 100. Most dealers are scrambling just to find men to work as techs, let alone women. But they may be missing ...


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Your Car's Top 5 New Years Resolutions

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2020 3:00am

Your Car's Top 5 New Years Resolutions We're nearly two weeks into 2020, how are those New Years Resolutions going?  Hopefully the diet hasn't completely fallen apart yet, but here at AskPatty we always think about vehicle fitness in addition to physical health.  As we head into the new year, don't forget to take great care of your car as well as yourself - here are our top 5 new years resolutions for your vehicle. 1. Don't Put Off Regular ...


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Happy Thanksgiving from AskPatty!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 27th, 2019 1:00am

Happy Thanksgiving from AskPatty! As we prepare to enter the holiday season, let us take this opportunity to remind you all that whether you're just joining the program, you've been with us for years, or you're just a visitor, we're thankful for you.  Being a part of the AskPatty nation means thta you are willing to take the initiative to make the auto industry a place where women can feel respected, secure, and comfortable.  For this ...


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International Women's Day 2019

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 8th, 2019 4:00am

International Women's Day 2019 International Women’s Day is a global day of recognition that celebrates all the achievements of women – social, political, scientific, and beyond  – while striving for gender equality. International Women's Day has been observed since the early 20th century, and is now internationally recognized every year on March 8, as a part of Women's History Month. While it does have its roots in the socialist ...


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Empowering Women and Queer People Through Car Education - Mechanic Shop Femme

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 11th, 2019 8:00am

Empowering Women and Queer People Through Car Education - Mechanic Shop Femme by Chaya Milchtein People ask me all the time, “What’s your deal with cars? How did you come to love them? Why do you think car education is so important?” When I started Mechanic Shop Femme, I had to think deeply about what I was trying to accomplish, and also who I wanted to serve. Cars have become my lifeblood - but it always hasn't been that way. When I was 18, I knew nothing about cars. I was interviewing ...


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Do You Have Alignment Know-How? Ask the Alignment Maven, Ms. QuickTrick

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 8th, 2018 8:00am

Do You Have Alignment Know-How? Ask the Alignment Maven, Ms. QuickTrick Winter is a-coming! Not to mention the historic storms and fires from East to West coast. Rough roads, cooler temperatures, ice and snow. These all can negatively influence your tires and therefore alignment. So, here are the top 5 things to let you know you may need an alignment, followed by the top 5 things to be wary of when having an alignment done. How do you know? Handling – If your vehicle is drifting left or right, ...


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Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchisee to hit $100k Donation with Sales of Pink Wiper Blades

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 24th, 2018 8:00am

October Sales of Pink Wipers to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation Henley Enterprises, Inc., the largest franchisee of Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM is once again raising funds and increasing awareness for National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF). Throughout the month of October a portion of the sales of pink wipers will be donated to NBCF. The wipers are available at over 175 participating Valvoline Instant ...


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Go Pink at VIOC and Double Your Donation

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 19th, 2018 8:00am

Go Pink at VIOC and Double Your Donation It's Double Donation time! On Saturday September 29, VIOC will double their donation to National Breast Cancer Foundation. To learn more about the campaign & find a location selling pink wipers near you, visit viocpink.com. VIOC and AskPatty are Speeding Towards a Cure In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Valvoline Instant Oil Change encourages you to show your support by purchasing ...


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