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Ep.34 Brakes for Breasts—“With a business comes visibility;

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Release Date: 01/08/2020

Ep.50—Brandy Goff—“It’s What I Want and It’s What Makes Me Happy” show art Ep.50—Brandy Goff—“It’s What I Want and It’s What Makes Me Happy”

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Brandy Goff is an automotive technician in Maryland. She has over 7 years of experience in the field, but her love for cars began when she was a young girl watching her father and grandfather work on their racing car projects in their garage. The world of automotive was not Brandy’s first career choice, but as she explored further, her passion pulled her in! Brandy’s dream was not immediately supported by her loved ones, but she persisted remembering that, “It’s what I wanted and it’s what makes me happy”. Join us in this episode for one of our most open and REAL conversations yet...

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Ep.49--Louise Baker- The Original Womanic show art Ep.49--Louise Baker- The Original Womanic

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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. You can connect with Louise at: Facebook:  Instagram: Womanic_louise   What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our...

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EP.48—Mother’s Day Special—“A Sneak Peak into My Family” show art EP.48—Mother’s Day Special—“A Sneak Peak into My Family”

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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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Ep.47 “Linda Ann Meck: Master of Restoration” show art Ep.47 “Linda Ann Meck: Master of Restoration”

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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 a classic restoration shop, but a master in life restoration. Her courage and wisdom are an inspiration to women across all walks of life and industries...

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EP.46—JoAnn Bortles—“A Lifetime of Turning ‘Nos’ into ‘Yesses’!” show art EP.46—JoAnn Bortles—“A Lifetime of Turning ‘Nos’ into ‘Yesses’!”

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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 first woman to have a woman-owned chopper motorcycle on the cover of Easyriders magazine, the first woman to work as a welder in a skilled-trades shop in...

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Ep.45 Laura Salas-- Collision Repair Technology Instructor show art Ep.45 Laura Salas-- Collision Repair Technology Instructor

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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.    What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pintrest and Tik Tok by searching for Femcanic Garage. Don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast.

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EP.44: Nhu Nguyen--“Got a Classic Porsche resto project? Just Make-It-Nhu!” show art EP.44: Nhu Nguyen--“Got a Classic Porsche resto project? Just Make-It-Nhu!”

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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 Certified Porsche Classic Technician. Nhu has also worked as a mechanic with race teams, the Porsche Ice Driving Experience, and she’s’ had some experience...

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EP. 43—Stacey Chandler—“From the Runway to the Pit Stop”  show art EP. 43—Stacey Chandler—“From the Runway to the Pit Stop”

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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 fashion design, but through a family car restoration project, she quickly discovered that her true passion was in tinkering with cars. Join us on this episode Femcanics...

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Ep.42--  Kathreen Larsen: Airplane Mechanic to Classic Car Upholstery show art Ep.42-- Kathreen Larsen: Airplane Mechanic to Classic Car Upholstery

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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 machine and scrap boat materials, I then dove head first into the sewing." Want to learn more about what this Femcanic Garage community is all about?  Go check us out at:...

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EP.41 PATRICE BANKS—“Unapologetically Unapologetic to Inspire and Empower Women Across the World” show art EP.41 PATRICE BANKS—“Unapologetically Unapologetic to Inspire and Empower Women Across the World”

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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 women in the U.S. and all around the world. By being unapologetic about her passion and values and speaking her truth to any and all in the automotive industry, Patrice...

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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, Laura and Leigh Anne have created the perfect WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN scenario where the customer, the shop, the vendor, AND the world wins! Join us on this episode to hear how these “big thinkers” are reaching their goal of “saving the world” one auto shop at a time. 

You can find out how to get involved by visiting their website at https://www.brakesforbreasts.com/

 

Want to learn more about what this Femcanic Garage community is all about?  Go check us out at:

  • You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/
  • You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pintrest and Tik Tok by searching for Femcanic Garage.

Don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast.