Femcanic Garage Podcast

Femcanic Garage Podcast

The podcast that features women in skilled trades, automotive and Motorsports industries-- Elevating, Empowering and Evolving by smashing stereotypes and breaking down barriers for females.... Show More

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Louise Baker is in the driver seat today.  In 2016 she went from stocking supermarket shelves to launching Womanic--motor mechanics with a Feminine touch!  She has been a featured guest in the UK on radio, TV and magazines...all while running her shop full time. She is the business and the trades woman as i do all work from business and banking, to picking the customers car up and fixing it.  Enjoy the show.

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This week’s episode is a Mother’s Day Special Edition!

Join us to get up-close and personal with my own family. In this episode, I let my kids get in the driver’s seat and ask ME questions about the Femcanic World. My partner and I also take on the parenting challenge of educating our children on how to break down stereotypes against women in male-dominated fields. This is one you won’t want to miss. Enjoy the ride Femcanics!

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Meet Linda Ann Meck—owner of A Woman’s Worth Paint & Body Shop in Tucson, Arizona and “jill of all trades”. Linda restores classic cars for a living with focus on body work, paint, and interiors. Join me in this episode as Linda shares her audacious journey into the automotive industry. She talks about being the “go-fer” for her older sister who worked on cars when she was a little girl and how she not only became the owner of ...

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JoAnn Bortles is the owner of Crazy Horse Painting—a motorcycle, bicycle, and hot rod custom paint shop in Charlotte, NC. With over 40 years in the industry, her life experiences have led her to be a welder, a car builder, a business owner, a writer, and the first woman to do A LOT of things in the skilled trades and motorsports industries. To name a few, JoAnn was the first woman to own a custom paint shop in the late 70’s, the fi...

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Laura Salas is in the driver seat today.  She was a co-owner of a successful collision repair company for six years before becoming a professor of collision repair technology at Contra Costa College.  Not only is she a professor at Contra Costa College, she is the Automotive Department Chair. 

 

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    Nhu Nguyen is a Certified Silver and Classic Porsche Technician based out of Ontario, Canada. Although she is an “all-around” auto tech, her love and passion lies in classic, air cooled Porsches, especially in rebuilding their engines. As if just working on high performance sports cars isn’t badass enough, Nhu was one of North America’s first Certified Porsche Classic Technicians in turn making her the world’s first FEMALE Certifie...

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    Stacey Chandler is a Porsche mechanic in the UK. She specializes in Porsche classic but also works on other models from brand new hybrids to a 356. She is such a badass at what she does that she was personally picked to join the Porsche UK classic race team as a pit stop mechanic. Stacey travelled through Europe with the race team working on their 1969 2.0L 911. While in school, Stacey explored a career in wedding planning and fash...

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    Kathreen had this to say, "After returning to my roots I decided to step out of my father and brothers shadows and try my hand with interior work. I have had experience with sewing clothes and such, my mother and I made my prom dress. I also made a few dresses and blankets on my own. So I thought upholstery is just thicker material and bigger machines, I was pretty right on that. I acquired a 1953 Pfaff industrial sewing machin...

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    Patrice Banks is the CEO of Girls Auto Clinic (GAC). GAC offers automotive buying and repair resources, products, and services to women based on trust, education, inclusion, and empowerment. Patrice got into the automotive field not by being an expert in automotive mechanics or repair, but by being an expert in the EXPERIENCE of a woman in the automotive industry. Motivated by this experience, Patrice set off to change this for wom...

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    Jeanette is the founder and CEO of Car Chix, the premier motorsports organization for women.  She dropped out of high school and was told by many that she wouldn’t amount to anything and become a statistic.  She did not become a statistic and she went on to start and grow two successful businesses.  Her company has stood the test of time and is celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary in 2020.  When I asked her what her proudest career...

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    This multi-faceted woman is known as a legend in the motorcycle world and beyond! She has been on two wheels since she was 10 years old from dirt bikes to mopeds to her current Harley.  She is a musician, an artist, an athlete, a stunt-woman, a community leader; but mostly important to her, she is a friend, a partner, a sister, and a daughter. Gevin has been featured on the Turner Broadcasting Documentary called, "Biker Women&#...

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    Brenda Stredwick is the owner of Iron Maiden Welding LLC. She is a self-taught welder who has turned a living into her passion. She started welding at age 8 along her father to help him fix things around the house, she then continued welding in shop class in high school, and then doing odd jobs in her community. After a brief stint in trade school, necessity pulled her back into welding and she became the go-to welder in her hometo...

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    Jill brings a wealth of experience to the Femcanic Garage community with over 25 years in the industry in various roles ranging from auto repair technician to service manager to shop owner.  Currently, Jill is the Vice President of Industry and Sales at Repair Pal—the largest auto repair consumer website. In 2017, she was awarded the “Woman of Excellence” Award by Women in Auto Care for which she also serves as a board member. Join...

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    Hilary Noack is one of the most respected entrepreneurs in Canada. She is the owner of Ink N Iron Automotive in Ontario, Canada and the founder of Auto Body Gals--a Women-Only Facebook group that strives to support and encourage any and all women in the industry. She has been an auto body repair technician since age 17 when she was part of a co-op program in high school. Since then she has worked as the first woman in the largest c...

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    The “Biofuels Boss”, Rachel Burton, from episode 25 is back! This time with fascinating facts about biofuels from their sources, to how their produced, to where we can buy them if we convert our vehicles. She also talks about the effects of biofuels on our vehicles if we convert and the environmental and financial benefits of such on our country’s agricultural industry. If you have thought about converting to biofuels (for any reas...

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    Laura Frank & Leigh Anne Best are the co-founders of Brakes for Breasts—an organization that fundraises with more than 100 independent auto repair shops across the U.S. and Canada to support research for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. As of 2018, they have raised almost $750, 000 with the goal of reaching $1 million by the end of this year! With combined experience of over 30 years in the automotive industry, ...

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    Shelby Livetsky is a heavy-duty mechanic in Manitoba, Canada and a blog collaborator/writer for “The Mechanic Doctor”—an online blog about all things wrenching. One of her most popular articles, “Should Your Daughter Be an Auto Mechanic?”, was written in collaboration with Jill Trotta from the RepairPal team. Currently, Shelby works fixing and maintaining the school buses in her local school division, but her passion for wrenching ...

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    Shannon Fannin is a mother, a marathon runner, a former marketing director, and a former home-schooling teacher who became a realist vehicle painter AFTER her son went away to college! Combining realism with abstract, Shannon makes cars comes to life on her canvas—so much so, you’d swear you could see your reflection in the chrome that she paints. Join us on this episode to hear Shannon’s story where she shares her painting techniq...

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    Olivia Cook is a custom painter for Marine Technology Inc. aka MTI. “What is that?”, you ask, and
    “What does she do?”  Well, she paints high performance racing and pleasure catamaran style boats, center console vee-bottoms, and twin outboard catamarans—each paint job custom-designed to the client’s desire! What’s special about that? How is that related to automotive paint jobs? Well, just ONE of the boats she paints is like painti...

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    Andrea Bullard owns Off-Road Like A Girl—a company that produces apparel and accessories for women in the off-road, motorsports, and automotive communities. Off-Road Like A Girl exists to foster confidence and empower women in these industries via simple yet powerful designs. Beyond bold apparel and accessories, Off-Road Like a Girl is committed to paying-it-forward. They donate 25% of their profits to non-profit organizations that...

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