Bogi's Open Road


    Technicians Roadtrip


180º Automotive/Bogi's Garage

“People told me I couldn’t be a mechanic because I’m a girl. Don’t let anyone tell you your dreams aren’t good enough or they’re not the right dreams to have. If something is your passion, do it.”


Engineering Entrepreneurship


Perseverance Societal Pressures Determination Fulfillment Community Passion Regrets Transitions


Upholding a Cause and Belief


  • Was originally on a path to go to law school—had a senior advisor once ask her, “Why do you want to go to law school?”, and she didn’t have an answer.
  • She knew at that moment that academia was never going to be enough for her and she needed to do something different.
  • Has always had an obsession with Volkswagen Beetles; started reading VW magazines to learn more about them, but she was bothered by the objectified representation of women in auto magazines.
  • Says she got frustrated by being treated like “a dumb little girl” every time she would bring in her car to be fixed—took it as a personal challenge to learn mechanics so she could fix it herself.
  • Early on, she was more interested in proving a point—that women could do it too—eventually, that grew into a genuine love for the auto industry and she now is a passionate advocate for the field.
  • She constantly encounters negativity; says people either don’t believe a woman should be in the industry or they think she is too smart to just be a mechanic.
  • Her main goal was to create an environment that was “180º different from what people expected from the automotive experience.”
  • She now runs her own auto shop, is an industry recognized coach, is master certified, and hosts her own national television show, All Girls Garage.

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