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November 28, 2016

AskPatty is #Grateful in November for... Employees

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According to Maria Shriver's report on women in the workforce, "For the first time in our history, half of all U.S. workers are women. Mothers are the primary breadwinners or co-breadwinners in nearly two-thirds of American families." (Is the Auto Industry a Woman's Nation? )

But did you know there is a shortage of women seeking education, jobs and careers opportunities in the automotive industry? 

Auto Manufacturers, service providers, independent repair shops and car dealerships want to hire more women in management positions, marketing, sales, service advisors, finance managers, parts departments and technicians.  Professional Technicians can earn $60,000 or more per year! Service Advisors can earn up to six figures in some major cities. 

Learn more about Automotive Career Opportunities for Women here at AskPatty.

 

In an effort to improve the experience for their female employees, Lexus is also offering a new designer line of clothing for its associates. Rather than dress in a cookie-cutter “button-down-and-khakis” uniform, Lexus is teaming with a high-end, classic fashion retailer to provide stylish, sophisticated separates for female sales associates to choose from as part of their work wardrobe. Lexus debuted the upcoming fall collection to a small group of women journalists, showing such pieces as classic sweater sets, a navy-blue wool blazer with white-satin-trimmed collar, and a trendy black peplum top.

Learn more about how Lexus is using new ways to improve the experience for their female employees here at AskPatty.

 

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October 29, 2016

AskPatty Dear Diary Entry #2 - #RebelleRally in 3 Words

Rebelle_rally-CvvAgqyUAAEkRFkThe Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States. Blending the love of driving with the ultimate challenge of precise navigation, the Rebelle tests your skills over seven days of competition. It is not a race for speed, but a unique and demanding event based on the elements of headings, hidden checkpoints, time, and distance using maps, compass, and roadbook.

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October 12, 2016

Inaugural 2016 Rebelle Rally Launches Thursday, October 13th in Lake Tahoe

Rebelle_Rally_logoOn Thursday, October 13th, the inaugural Rebelle Rally presented by Hoehn Adventures will launch on the shores of iconic Lake Tahoe. More than 75 women from 19 states and four countries will become the first competitors to take part in the women’s 10-day off-road navigation rally raid. And our very own Jody DeVere will also be attending the event as media on behalf of AskPatty!

If you’ve ever seen our annual coverage of the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles, then you're already familiar with this type of racing event. The Rebelle Rally is not a race for speed but an event based on traditional compass, map, and roadbook navigation. GPS devices and cell phones will be sealed and prohibited from team use until the event concludes as navigators and drivers traverse the stunning Nevada and California terrain in stock four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. The route covers primarily land managed by the Bureau of Land Management and takes place on legal dirt roads, trails, and OHV areas. The participants will also travel through two National Parks.

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October 10, 2016

A Lesson on #CrushingIt With Lisa Copeland

Lisa_Copeland_headshotHappy birthday to Lisa Copeland! We're so thankful to call this amazing woman a friend to AskPatty. A pioneer in the field of automotive marketing and management for more 25 years, Lisa is also a sought-after speaker and a prolific writer.

Until just about six months ago, Lisa was the managing partner of Fiat of Austin, an award-winning Texas dealership that has been the all-time number one Fiat retailer in North America since the brand returned to the U.S. in 2011. But earlier this year, Lisa turned in her keys to the dealership to write a book, speak around the world, and to help businesswoman and men "FEAR.LESS" through programs she has developed at CrushingItAcademy.com.

And, as if that wasn't enough, Lisa has also taken on a new role as Chief Marketing Officer for "Empowering a Billion Women" (EBW2020.com), a financial literacy company that's working in 72 countries around the world to give women technology, education, and a powerful network to succeed as leaders and entrepreneurs.

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Contest: Win a @Ford #Raptor and #Mustang GT!

AmericanMuscle_contest-Ford_Mustang-Ford_raptor-sWho doesn't love a contest? And any contest is automatically awesome when the prize is not just one, but two vehicles (a racecar and a truck to tow it to the track), and doesn't require a purchase to enter or win?

American Muscle is giving away the ultimate $100,000 prize package including an 850+ horsepower supercharged 2015 Ford Mustang GT; a custom aluminum tilt racing trailer; a brand-new, unreleased 2017 Ford Raptor; an extra set of drag wheels/tires; and all of the tools and gear you'll need for a day on the track.

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July 06, 2016

Ways Women Are Advancing Motoring History

4__wak__birdsall_jackie__toyotaA 32-year-old woman, Jackie Birdsall, is one of two senior engineers in the U.S. who helped develop fuel cells for Toyota's Mirai, which is on sale in California and is soon coming to the northeast.

That got me thinking about how far women have come in the world of automobiles -- not just those who work for car companies, but those who drive, buy, and love cars.

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June 27, 2016

100 Years, 100 Women to Participate in Sisters' Centennial Motorcycle Ride

Sisters_centennial_rideIn 1916 the Van Buren sisters set out to prove they could ride as well as anyone. With World War I looming, they intended to show the U.S. government that women had what it took to be dispatch riders in the Army, and they set off on their transcontinental journey on a pair of motorcycles.

"This was a phenomenal accomplishment by two courageous women at a time when few roads were paved, Victorian attitudes were in full flare, and women did not yet have the right to vote," says Alisa Clickenger, founder of MotoAdventureGal.com.

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June 17, 2016

AskPatty’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

Fathers_day_gift_guideDo these holidays sneak up on you the same way they sneak up on us? One day it’s Mother's Day, and it seems like the next day, it’s Father’s Day.

Don’t fret if you’ve let your Father’s Day gift-shopping lapse till the last minute! Here are a few ideas that are perfect gifts for your favorite car guy.

Whether you’re looking for something fun for his man cave, or something more personal, we’ve got a great assortment of ideas here.

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June 06, 2016

Toyota Prius C is the New Vehicle of Choice for Geeks

Geekmobile_April_2016_1510D48AB8E0DC1B4327D187B74F5D0A21D2FAC8A new armada of agents is rolling out in Toyota Prius c. Their mission: to help people across America get the most from their technology.

After having fleets of Volkswagen Beetles and Mitsubishi i-Mievs, Best Buy’s Geek Squad is dispatching more than 1,000 of the Toyota vehicles – fully decked out as the new Geekmobile – nationwide.

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May 27, 2016

Where Are You Driving for Memorial Day Weekend?

AAA_Memorial_Day_travel_report-driving_highway_cars-iStock_000025951140_MediumAccording to their annual Memorial Day Travel Forecast report, AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this weekend. Not only is this the most since 2005, but it's also the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume since tracking began in 2000. Nearly 34 million (89 percent) holiday travelers are expected to drive to their Memorial Day destinations, an increase of 2.1 percent over 2015.

Thanks to some of the lowest gas prices in more than a decade, about 700,000 more people will travel over this Memorial Day Weekend, compared to the same time period last year.

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