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

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Release Date: 01/08/2020

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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Ep.40—Jeanette DesJardins: From High School Dropout to Motorsports Boss show art Ep.40—Jeanette DesJardins: From High School Dropout to Motorsports Boss

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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 accomplishment was from a very impressive list, “Seeing the happiness and success from two of my female racers debut in the first ever...

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EP.39-GEVIN FAX—“When Preparation Meets Opportunity…You Create a Legend!” show art EP.39-GEVIN FAX—“When Preparation Meets Opportunity…You Create a Legend!”

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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", where she and other women motorcyclists rode their bikes across the country and she has been featured on Rolling Stones, People, Time, and various magazines all...

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Ep.38-- Brenda Stredwick--  AKA ‘Iron Maiden’—“Necessity is the Mother of Passion” show art Ep.38-- Brenda Stredwick-- AKA ‘Iron Maiden’—“Necessity is the Mother of Passion”

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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 hometown. As life progressed for Brenda, she also became a “junk picker” collecting items others left behind and bringing them back to life by transforming them into...

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EP.37—Jill Trotta-- We Are Stronger Together show art EP.37—Jill Trotta-- We Are Stronger Together

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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 us as Jill gives us advice on how to get equal pay if your confronted with a gender-based discrepancy at your job. How she’s turned the uniqueness of...

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EP.36: Hilary Noack—“The Non-Lesbian, Non-Man Hating, Female-Empowering, Auto Body Bad Ass” show art EP.36: Hilary Noack—“The Non-Lesbian, Non-Man Hating, Female-Empowering, Auto Body Bad Ass”

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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 collision shop in North America, she has taught both hobbyist and college-level auto body repair courses, and she has co-hosted and appeared on several auto industry...

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EP.35— Shop Talk #3--Bio Fuels  with Rachel Burton  show art EP.35— Shop Talk #3--Bio Fuels with Rachel Burton

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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 reason), this episode is a good start. Don’t miss it!  

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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/

 

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