Why are most of the experiences offered at Girl Gang Garage for women only?
Our builds and classes are all female – not to EXCLUDE men, but instead to create a space that INCLUDES women. All-male teams do 99% of all vehicle builds. Less than 2.5% of automotive tradespeople are women. Most women working in the trades have never met, let alone worked with, another woman. Feeling like an “only” is a common sentiment that can be discouraging at times. The all-female builds create a space where we can commiserate, share stories, find support, and create friendships with other like-minded women. Here we find the motivation to keep going when times get rough. For the newbies, many have been hesitant to explore work or hobbies like this because it can be intimidating and overwhelming. Providing a judgment-free space for women to try a plasma cutter or welding, painting, or doing bodywork and mechanical work is an unusual opportunity for most. Our mission is to include, promote, and empower women.