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This article brought to you by Scott LaPlante, owner of Sherwood Auto Repair - Automobile Service - Auto Repair INSIDER

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"You go gurl!" takes on a bit more meaning lately, especially at Sherwood Auto Repair. You see, we are loving the woman-welcoming shift in an industry that is no longer dominated by men. We are certified "Female Friendly" by AskPatty, an industry-specific organization that vet, qualifies, and certifies auto repair shops and dealerships as being female friendly. That's us!

Today, women are more interested in cars and simultaneously, gender roles are no longer limiting women from becoming amazing mechanics! In 1999, women made up only 1% of the automotive repair workforce and they broke some glass "windshields" because today, 25% of the automotive tech field and 10% of the repair industry are humans without the Y chromosome.

Bravo to the dads, teachers, and mentors who have pushed girls to learn how to change a flat tire, have bonded over car time, and encouraged them to forge a "she-canic" career among men.

It's not all talk, our employee Katie who came to us through the automotive program at PCC. Katie, a member of the Association of Women in Automotive, has been with our team for six years and is a marvel with her keen awareness of shop and customer relations. As a technician, she does it all and strives to learn new things and challenge herself. We are lucky to have her and her positive attitude.

Call Sherwood Auto Repair today to schedule an appointment and find out for yourself how we strive to welcome women as both customers and employees.

Sherwood Auto Repair

9965 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd.

Tualatin, OR, 97062

503-692-4000

www.sherwoodautorepair.com

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