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Extraordinary African American Women Celebrated In Freedom's Sisters Interactive Exhibition

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 7th, 2008 9:52pm

It would be difficult to imagine the course of American history without these amazing women: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad; Rosa Parks and her brave refusal in 1955 to relinquish her seat on a Montgomery city bus; Fannie Lou Hamer and her courageous stand at a 1968 political convention. These stories of courage and commitment are among the many featured in the "Freedom's Sisters" exhibition, ...


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Teen Drivers: Track Them or Trust Them?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2007 1:30pm

Auto insurance companies have started offering devices for parents to monitor teen driving habits. Services include in-car cameras or global positioning devices. The intent? Reducing teen accidents. We all know that insurance is higher for teens because they tend to get in more accidents. But is looking over their shoulder the right solution? Teen fatality rates are four times higher than most drivers over 25. And with ...


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Ask Patty Featured in Motor Age Magazine

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 2:31am

Women and the Automotive Aftermarket: As Consumers, They're Strong; As Executives, They're Moving Up the Corporate Ladder This could either be a very long story or a rather short one, depending on the point of view you elect to follow. On one hand, women in the aftermarket ...


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What are the 50 Worst Cars of All Time?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 15th, 2007 7:01pm

On the 50th anniversary of the Ford Edsel, Time Magazine and Dan Neil, Pulitzer Prize-winning automotive critic and syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times, took a look at the 50 biggest lemons of the automotive industry. The result is a painfully honest, but clever, look at the vehicles we all love to hate. Presented chronologically, the first vehicles on the list are the 1899 Horsey Horseless carriage and the 1909 ...


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BlogHer '07 Helps Out Avatars in Second Life with Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 7th, 2007 1:00am

Taking Inventory of Your Second Life By Queen Tureaud, 8:38 pm, Fri 6 Jul 2007 Skeletons, old prom dresses, 50 pairs of shoes...we all have closets full of stuff. As you ready your avatar for the BlogHer '07 conference in Second Life, think of your "inventory" as your virtual closet. "Fine, Queen...but what the heck is my inventory?"-fair enough. Your inventory is one ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: March 27

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 27th, 2007 8:09pm

It's the last blog of March, and we've got lots of good news about women, a bit of sad news about men, and plenty more great stuff about the cars we all love to drive. Consumer Reports' Liza Barth shares the facts:  Women car buyers mean business. It's a woman's car-buying world out there. Women purchase more than 46 percent of all new vehicles and influence over 80 percent of all automotive sales, ...


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AskPatty introduces CLUTCH - A women's-only auto dealership

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 23rd, 2007 11:23pm

Kitsilano's very own CLUTCH is getting tonnes of local press this week. Apparently, men are prohibited, so they asked AskPatty.com to introduce Vancouver's first women's only car dealership. Most women jump at the opportunity to buy something special that will make them feel like a million dollars; especially if that special something comes wrapped in a signature blue box or features luxurious monogrammed leather. But ...


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Reuters Uses Ask Patty Article

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 23rd, 2007 1:37am

Hillary Clinton Runs for President Supporting Non Traditional Careers for Women POSTED: Sunday, January 21, 2007 FROM BLOG: Ask Patty - Ask Patty - Women consumers can get advice from a panel of expert automotive women on car buying, selling, maintenance, repair, car care and car safety. The following blog post is from an independent writer and is not connected with Reuters News. The opinions and views expressed ...


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Lipsticking Blogs on Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 10th, 2006 4:48pm

Blog Ethics - Get Them Here! I've been a bit absent from the blog this week. Life happening, and all. If you've noticed the change in the right-hand sidebar, you'll see that I'm attending the Fortune Innovation Forum once again. That's exciting. I hope to be able to post on site this year. The Internet and laptop gods were not kind last year, but I think I've solved that little problem this year. ...


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