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Automotive supply chain issues haven't driven this mechanic mom out of business

Jan 17, 2022
When Erin Gomes opened her repair shop in March 2020, it was deemed an essential business. That helped keep it up and running.
Erin Gomes, owner of Bavarium Autoworks in Mountain View, California, at the shop with her youngest son, Johnny. The mother of three said running the business while taking care of her kids is no easy feat.
Erin Gomes

She quit her six figure job to help other women better understand their cars

Sep 19, 2017
Patrice Banks was a failure analyst and a self-described "auto airhead" when she become a mechanic, then opened an auto repair center aimed at women.
At Patrice Banks' auto repair shop, you can get your oil changed and your nails done.
Courtesy of Patrice Banks/Girls Auto Clinic Repair Center

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Oct 1, 2008
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