Since Vianney is the owner of V & E Auto Repair, it’s only fitting that we recognize how it is never easy to be a female in a historically male-dominated field. Vianney is indeed making history and charging forward with her brilliance.
In recent years data, we’ve seen several automakers make an initiative to have more women in power. Though slow progress, it is getting better.
Other automakers, such as Toyota and Nissan, are among the poorest for female leadership, with Toyota having no female directors or executives and Nissan having no female directors and 2% female executives.
The BMW Z4, Volvo YYC, Renault Scenic, Ford Probe, and Nissan 350Z were all designed either by a female-led team, a female team, or by a woman.
“In a visit to New York City in the winter of 1903, in a trolley car on a frosty day, Anderson observed that a trolley car driver struggled to see past the windows because of the falling sleet. When she returned to Alabama, she hired a designer for a hand-operated device to keep a windshield clear and had a local company produce a working model. She applied for, and in 1903 was granted, a 17-year patent for a windshield wiper.”