What We Do
Girl Gang Garage is a catalyst for gender diversity in the male-dominated automotive industry. In 2016, long-standing TV host and proponent for female empowerment in the trades, Bogi Lateiner began an all-female “Chevy Montage” truck build. The response was overwhelming, highlighting an undeniable need within the industry and want from women at large. Girl Gang Garage now hosts more than 200 women a year in various project builds and professional development opportunities.
Girl Gang Garage is more than a physical location. It is a living, breathing network of women, ranging from novices to industry veterans, all coming together with the singular goal of growing stronger together and developing new opportunities for the next generation.
1. Create opportunities for women in the trades to work together, meet one another, share their skills, challenge their abilities, and inspire confidence. We understand the scarcity in feeling like an “only” and host monthly reoccurring industry exclusive networking opportunities to promote connection.
2. Provide women of all ages with little to no automotive experience, open and uninhibited access to hands-on training and initiatives. We believe the best way to try is to do. We offer every woman free access to first-hand automotive restoration experience and industry mentoring via our all-female build.
3. Showcase all the incredible women within the automotive industry and the volume of women interested in being a part of it. We celebrate and share stories through social media, live interviews, and outreach.