Women’s History Month

Apr 9, 2024 | Dateline

Women’s History Month

Northwest Auto Care Alliance is proud to pay respect to Women of Automotive.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on the incredible women who have made—and continue to make—remarkable contributions to our organization and beyond.

As we reflect on the countless ways women have enriched our lives and uplifted our spirits, let’s take a moment to recognize and celebrate their unwavering dedication, strength, and unwavering commitment to positive change.

Join us in honoring the women who have made an indelible mark on our organization and society.

A brief history:

Women’s History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to U.S. history. From Abigail Adams to Susan B. AnthonySojourner Truth to Rosa Parks, the timeline of women’s history milestones stretches back to the founding of the United States.

The idea caught on within communities, school districts and organizations across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. The U.S. Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. Six years later, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.

NWACA is proud to be partner with these amazing women. Here are a few of our women owned shops.

Karin Burnes – 808 Automotive, Inc

Nicki Griffin – Absolute Air & Auto Repair

Laura Brown – Absolute Auto

Donna Haxby – All About Transmissions

Jen McDonald – All City Transmission & Drive Train

Heather Wichterman – American Way Collision Center

Cherie Widhalm – Auto Care Expert LLC

Rhonda Sallee – Auto-Kool

Mieka Anderson – B & B Auto Repair Inc

Vicki Doherty – BJ’s Automotive LLC & M&N Absolute Auto Repair

Kevena Zimmerson – Bob’S Lil Car Hospital

Millie Showers –Box K Auto Repair Inc

Lori Maas – Buckley Automotive

Candance Hopkins – Daisywagen Foreign Car Service Inc

Sunshine Pearson – Denny’s Auto Service

Lyndsay Peters – Fleury’s Collision Center

Nina Alibhai – Factory Direct Tire Sales

Julie Lindstrom – Genuine Auto Repair

Heather Thynes-Woodruff – Henderson’s Line-Up Break & RV

Lucy Jones – Jones Automotive

Nicole Prickett – Lake City Auto Care

Jody House – Lake Stevens Automotive

Vicky Hassrick – Matt’s Import Haven

Ashley Cuda – McCabe’s Automotive Specialist

Donna McQue – McCue’s Repair & Towing

Wendy Steever – Meridian Collision Center

Hoa DeBusk – Moose Radiator

Erica Nedrow – Nedrow’s Complete Automotive Repair & Auto Electric

Nita Harksell – Pete’s Auto Repair

Daria Bakai – Plateau Motors Auto Repair

Ashley Jo Bloom – PNW Automotive

Kayla Schreiber – Precision German Garage

Diane Geraghty – Quality Foreign Auto Inc

Julie Blake – Rusty’s Import Auto Repair

Danielle Corridori – Six Star Automotive

Ashley Murphy – Silver Star Automotive

Penelope Ortega – Sound Auto Care

Debra Christner – Suburb Service Inc

Kandie Jennings-Molloy – Tom’s Automotive Service

Montana Xaysana – Transmission Xpress

Deborah Smathers – Tri-Cities Automotive Repair

Sheryl Turner – Turner Automotive

Janel Black – Unlimited Service

Emily Sundstrom – Valley Automotive Electric

Sue Vander Wal – Vander Wal’s Garage Inc

Christy Hutchinson – West Richland Auto Repair

Thank you ladies for your dedication. Your time and effort in the industry is paving the way for young women everywhere to feel confident about being part of a predominantly male industry.

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