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Female automotive technician Brandy, tells us all about the challenging but rewarding male dominated world of cars, and why setting boundaries at work is so important.

In this episode, I sit with Brandy who is an automotive technician from Baltimore, USA. She shares her story of growing up around cars with both her father and grandfather being mechanics and later wanting that for herself as a young adult.
Listen in to learn what it takes for a lone woman to survive in a world like the automotive industry which is dominated by men. You will also learn the importance of going after what you want despite what everyone else thinks.
“It’s difficult but it makes it all the more worth it.”- Brandy [7:06]
“If you don’t have the passion, then you’re not going to survive because that’s the only thing that’ll keep you going somedays.”- Brandy [17:37]
“It’s really scary to start something you have absolutely no clue how to do it.”- Brandy [32:10]
Key Takeaways:
  • The challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated industry like the automotive industry.
  • How the traditionally male-dominated industries are becoming more and more receptive to women.
  • How to set your boundaries as a woman among men.
  • Having the strength to learn to do something that you have no idea how to do especially without support.
Key Moments:
  • [2:10] She shares her story of how she grew up around cars and became passionate about them as a young adult.
  • [6:30] How she navigates the challenges of being in a male-dominated industry.
  • [7:57] She tells the story of how she lost an opportunity for being a woman and the lessons she learned from the situation.
  • [13:32] How the automotive industry has turned more receptive and fewer women are receiving discrimination today.
  • [19:01] The skills that you require to survive as a woman in a world filled with men.
  • [26:00] She shares the two reasons why she loves being an automotive technician.
  • [31:11] How to have the courage to do what you want to do with your life.
  • [36:25] She shares how she is continuing to learn new things and supporting other women who want to join the automotive industry.
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