Today we're shining the spotlight on an all-female run, owned, and operated shop, Girl Gang Garage. This shop was founded with a mission to champion women’s entry and advancement within the automotive and skilled trade industries. Keep reading for more on this inspiring shop and its equally inspiring owner, Bogi Lateiner!
Meet Girl Gang Garage
Girl Gang Garage considers itself a catalyst for gender diversity in a male-dominated automotive industry. Bogi Lateiner, TV host and proponent for female empowerment in the trades, launched an all-female “Chevy Montage” truck build in 2016. She found that the response was overwhelming and saw an opportunity to address an undeniable need within the industry. She partnered with Shawnda Williams, design technologist and strategist, to found Girl Gang Garage. The shop now hosts more than 200 women a year for various project builds and professional development opportunities.
The Pheonix, AZ based shop breaks down what they do into three main tenets:
Creating opportunities for women in the trades to work together, meet one another, share their skills, challenge their abilities, and inspire confidence. They host monthly reoccurring industry-exclusive networking opportunities to promote connection.
Providing women of all ages, who have little to no automotive experience, open access to hands-on training and initiatives. They offer each woman free access to first-hand automotive restoration experience and industry mentoring.
Showcasing all the incredible women within the automotive industry – and the volume of women who are interested in being a part of it. They celebrate and share stories through social media, live interviews, and outreach.
We are honored to have such an initiative-driven shop as part of Team Shop-Ware!
Shop-Ware provides professional-grade business solutions to the automotive industry’s leading repair shops so they can run entirely on the cloud; phone optional, and paper-free. Connecting the aftermarket together, Shop-Ware’s ecosystem enables next-generation shop efficiency and customer satisfaction without compromise. Full-service onboarding and best-in-class support provide everything a shop needs to transform its business and stay competitive long into the future.
If you’d like to learn more about implementing Shop-Ware as the solution in your shop, request a demo.