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The Role of Women in the Australian Automotive Business

August 24, 2020 Hassan Nabizadah
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The Role of Women in the Australian Automotive Business
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Mega Cars Removal - Cash for Cars Sydney
The Role of Women in the Australian Automotive Business
Aug 24, 2020
Hassan Nabizadah

Men have had most of the power and privilege in society for a long time now. But we are going through a societal change that will eventually see an end to this, and true equity and equality will reign supreme. We are seeing this happen everywhere, including the automotive industry. Thanks to trailblazer’s past and present, women will stand alongside men and have an equal say in the building of our future. 

Show Notes Transcript

Men have had most of the power and privilege in society for a long time now. But we are going through a societal change that will eventually see an end to this, and true equity and equality will reign supreme. We are seeing this happen everywhere, including the automotive industry. Thanks to trailblazer’s past and present, women will stand alongside men and have an equal say in the building of our future. 

The Australian Automotive industry is on the leading edge when it comes to gender equality. There is always a driving desire to ensure that women who wish to enter the industry are met with open arms. They ply their trade with the same amount of skill and expertise as men, and why wouldn’t they? The idea that there are certain jobs that can only be done by a people of a certain gender is old fashioned and belongs in history’s dust-bin. Fortunately, the automotive industry knows this and is making sure that it is on the right side of history.





Women are Great Drivers

People often forget that Women have been part of the automotive industry right from its inception way back in the 1890’s. They were active in all the automotive clubs that began in the twentieth century. A woman who happened to also be a dentist famously drive from Adelaide to Melbourne in 1904 in 8 days.

Women are Great Mechanics as well

The job of being a mechanic is still perceived as being a man’s job by many, although things are changing. The truth of the matter is that there is no reason for this norm to exist, and when a woman enters the field of auto mechanical engineering, she is just as likely to excel as any man.

First Australian All-Women Garage

History is full of women who are trailblazers in the field of dismantling the patriarchy. Sure, the battle isn’t over yet, but we can still celebrate some of the legends. Especially if they are home-grown icons such as Alice Anderson, who ran an all women garage in Melbourne.

This garage provided a multitude of services, and went beyond the standard fixing of automobiles. It sold fuel, ran a 24-hour chauffeur service, as well as a driving school, while also took parties of tourists on road trips across the country. She became quite famous and achieved so much before her tragic and untimely death at the age of 29.

Modern Heroes

One doesn’t have to look far in today’s contemporary automotive landscape in order to find someone carrying the torch for women’s empowerment in mechanical engineering. There is a business in Braeside, Victoria that offers everything you could want from a garage. It is called Braeside Automotive and it is run by two women.

Cathy Wood and Jillian Edward have been running Braeside Automotive since 2017. They are tired of women being ripped off by mechanics who think they are fair game due to their lack of knowledge in the realm of automotive engineering.

Conclusion

Men have had most of the power and privilege in society for a long time now. But we are going through a societal change that will eventually see an end to this, and true equity and equality will reign supreme. We are seeing this happen everywhere, including the automotive industry. Thanks to trailblazer’s past and present, women will stand alongside men and have an equal say in the building of our future.