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National Women's History Month: Spotlighting Influential Women at Ford

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 15th, 2016 7:15pm

As part of Women's History Month, we're sharing the profiles of several women who played an influential role in bringing the 50th Anniversary 2015 Ford Mustang to life, as well as women who have contributed to this American icon throughout its history.   It's easy to associate sportiness and “masculine cool” with the Mustang's "musclecar" image, so it may come as a surprise to learn that some of the key players -- ...


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@AskPatty Salutes Eight Great #Women in Automotive History

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 8th, 2016 5:05pm

March is Women's History Month, and here at Ask Patty we think that's just dandy. What better reason for us to point out some women who have made great contributions to automotive history?   Mary Anderson In 1902 Mary Anderson invented the first windshield wiper after riding a New York City Street car. Surprisingly, when she tried to sell the rights to her invention to a noted Canadian firm in 1905, they rejected her ...


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Women's History Month: How Women are Affecting the Automotive Marketplace

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 6th, 2015 8:04pm

The automotive gender balance tipped in 2012, the first year during which at least 51 percent of American drivers were female. This is according to a recent Frost & Sullivan study that shows women are dominating the automotive marketplace, becoming a more influential consumer segment than men.   Women control the automotive marketplace. According to Ketchum research on marketing to women, ladies control $3.3 trillion in ...


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AskPatty Highlights Jean Jennings and Denise McCluggage for Women's History Month

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 17th, 2014 8:00am

In the video below, Jean Jennings (one of the most respected women among automotive journalists) gives a video homage to Denise McCluggage (another one of the most respected women in automotive journalism, and in the racing world too). It seems a valuable and entertaining segment to share during Women’s History Month.     Who is Jean Jennings? Jean is the president and editor-in-chief of Automobile Magazine, where ...


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AskPatty Honors International Women's Day

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 7th, 2014 5:45pm

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. The theme this year is "Inspiring Change." The theme encourages advocacy for women's advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women's equality and vigilance inspiring positive change. In modern times, International Women's Day has been honored each year on ...


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