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.
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.
It's the day after Thanksgiving: the feast has been devoured, the dishes have been washed, and you’re looking forward to several more meals from the leftovers, right? Well, if you’re planning to do a little “Black Friday” shopping, then know you are just one of the millions of customers who will be taking advantage of great deals on the busiest shopping day of the year.
In the old days, men would take the car into the shop, but those roles have now changed and are constantly evolving. Here at AskPatty, part of our mission is to help female customers to become more informed and savvy about all things automotive. We want them to have a positive experience every time they take their car in for a repair, and be as well educated as possible.
If you’re looking for a great deal on a new car this Black Friday weekend, check out one of these five great sedans currently offering savings ranging as high as 24.9 percent or $5,059 off Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing (MSRP).
Opportunities for savings are available nationwide and demonstrate potential pricing on new cars based on the possible discount from the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”). The Market Average pricing shown may feature manufacturer’s rebates and special cash incentives, depending on what our data shows to be the greatest opportunities for savings for new car shoppers in the current time period.
Will you be traveling to visit family for a festive Thanksgiving meal? Whether stuck in Thanksgiving traffic or riding for hours with the in-laws, the “most wonderful time of the year” has serious potential to turn family fun into family feud. To help ease the stress of holiday travel, Ford Motor Company and The Emily Post Institute have compiled a collection of "Drive-by Etiquette" tips to offer you a better road trip experience. Learn more here at AskPatty
A recent survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association reveals that 37 percent of owners they take their dog in the car with them, rather than leaving him behind when they travel. Your pet is part of your family, right? So, of course you want to take the same care to protect their pets during a car journey as you do for your children!
If you're planning a holiday road trip with your pets, please become familiar with these safety tips to help to make the trip safe and enjoyable:
What do you value the most in a friendship? Quora readers list everything from mutual trust and respect, to a sacred bond of loyalty and honesty,
A friend is one whom you treat like your second family. A friend is one with whom you are not shy. A friend is one for whom you would not hesitate to take any risk, or who would support you without any hesitation.
A friend is one will listen to your boring stories and you will listen to theirs too. A friend is one who you can call to your any need. A friend will come on your road trip with you just to make sure you are safe and can find your way.
And these things can only happen if your friendship is grounded on mutual trust, honesty, and selfless sacrifice. We are truly #grateful for our friends!
Having just come out of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, and losing our dear friend Holly Reich to breast cancer, we at AskPatty are especially #grateful for our good health. Here we share a few tips about how to be healthier while behind the wheel of your car.
A new survey recently released from Sylvania Automotive Lighting reveals that more than two thirds (70 percent) of American drivers are increasingly concerned about driving at night.
Motorists surveyed said they occasionally avoid driving during evening hours due, in part, to the following concerns:
--Difficulty seeing hazards and other drivers (28 percent)
--Discomfort with other vehicles’ headlights and brake lights (26 percent)
--Decreased trust in other drivers‘ abilities at night (25 percent)