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Jody DeVere CEO AskPatty.com to Moderate Panel at GM Women's Retail Network Event in Detroit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 8th, 2015 9:19am

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NCM Blog - 5 Tips On Communicating More Effectively With Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 23rd, 2015 8:46am

It’s just a fact of life in the automotive world: listening is essential! One of the key things we stress when training our Certified Female Friendly clients is developing great communication skills. Too often, when a woman visits a car dealer, tire dealer, service center or other automotive retail location, she is interrupted, talked over, or simply not being heard. Well, I’m here to tell everyone in the auto world ...


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General Motors uses "Take your Child to Work Day" to Research Vehicle Useability

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 12th, 2014 7:22pm

As part of an effort to continually improve the way customers interact with vehicles, the Human Factors group conducts about 100 studies globally each year, including some with younger subjects who come to check out Mom and Dad’s workplace. “Working with children on Take Your Child to Work Day is an excellent way for us to expand our pool of feedback,” said Don Shreves, GM Human Factors engineering group manager. ...


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Is the Auto Industry a Woman's Nation?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 29th, 2009 11:00pm

Equal pay, equal housework, and more government obligations to women workers were all on the table at Monday's Center for American Progress conference I attended on live blogger podcast through California First Lady Maria Shriver's report on women in the workforce and the launch of her A Women's Nation website at www.awomansnation.com. "For the first time in our history, half of all U.S. workers are women. Mothers are the primary ...


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Patricia J. Roberts, formerly of GM Women's Retail Initiatives, Joins AskPatty.com as Director of Business Development

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 9th, 2009 7:13pm

Patricia J. Roberts formerly of GM Women's Retail Initiatives Joins AskPatty.com as Director of Business Development and serves on automotive advisory panel of industry-expert womenThousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) September 9, 2009 -- Patricia J. Roberts has joined AskPatty.Com, Inc. as the Director of Business Development. In her newly created role, she is responsible for working strategically with automotive retailers to assist them in ...


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Want to know what's happening at GM? Just Ask Fritz!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 28th, 2009 3:42am

As General Motors emerged from its bankruptcy,  the company stated it was committed to a clear and simple vision - to design, build and sell the best vehicles in the world. One step of that commitment is being demonstrated with a greater emphasis on corporate transparency to consumers and additional attention to unmatched customer service. As part of these efforts, General Motors has created a new website -- gmreinvention.com -- ...


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Addressing Post-Bankruptcy Car Warranty Worries

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 15th, 2009 7:31pm

Many drivers of Chrysler and General Motors vehicles may be wondering about their recourse if they require warranty work, or if their car exhibits defects that may qualify it as a "lemon." There's plenty of good news here, but also some bad. For instance, according to a document released by the White House Press Office earlier this week, "GM will continue to honor consumer warranties." With Obama's announcement on Monday, the U.S. ...


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General Motors announces bankruptcy, promising a new and better future

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 3rd, 2009 4:40pm

It was not much of a surprise yesterday when General Motors revealed the details of its bankruptcy plans; many in the automotive industry were wondering WHEN, not IF, GM would have to resort to such drastic measures. According to News.Yahoo.com "GM's bankruptcy filing is the fourth-largest in U.S. history and the largest for an industrial company. The company said it has $172.81 billion in debt and $82.29 billion in assets." As part ...


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Doug's Northwest Cadillac Hummer Becomes Shoreline's First AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly Locatio

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 20th, 2009 7:02pm

New Services Designed with the Women Consumer in Mind January 20, 2009 -- Doug's Northwest Cadillac Hummer of Shoreline, Washington, is pleased to announce they have completed AskPatty.com's Certified Female Friendly training and is now Shoreline's first Cadillac and Hummer Certified Female Friendly location. To achieve certified status, their personnel completed over 12 hours of online training on how to better meet the expectations ...


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Struggles with Auto Industry Bailout Dampen Los Angeles Auto Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 21st, 2008 5:00pm

When leaders of the Automotive Big Three left Washington empty handed Wednesday night, it became clear that the industry's immediate future may now lie with the Bush administration, which has staunchly opposed using the Treasury Department's $700 billion financial bailout program to aid Detroit. Top Executives from General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler begged Congress for multi-billion-dollar loans, but fell under fire for ...


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