Gurnee event speakers offer women advice on buying, repairing car
Women-focused Web sites provide mostly fashion and beauty advice, but nothing about caring for their cars, says Jody DeVere, founder of AskPatty.com, which champions women in the auto industry. Yet, she says 73 percent of women bring cars in for service, and 60 percent buy their own cars and tries.
DeVere cited these statistics several dozen women at Chicks, Cars and Cupcakes, which recently was held at Gurnee Mills. The free event, held at the end of National Breast Cancer Awreneses Month in October, offered women information on responsible automobile purchasing and repair decisions.
Sue Malo, assistant vice president of business development at Great Lakes Credit Union, said she discussed the idea for the event with Michelle Rice, Gurnee Mills director of marketing, who offered the venue. “Michelle went to Julie Scroggins, vice president of Waukegan Tire, and Julie invited Jody DeVere, who is on her board of women advisers, to be the keynote speaker," Malo said.
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