Capital One presents a FREE Q&A with Patrice Banks, founder of the Girls Auto Clinic, located in Philadelphia, PA. She’ll share her own journey from self-described “auto-airhead” to engineer and entrepreneur, discuss the importance of women in STEM career – and offer inspiring advice on how to effectively launch your own small business. Patrice’s book, Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide, will be available for purchase and book signing.

Come early – the first 100 guests will receive a fun-filled swag bag! There will be complimentary beverages and food available for purchase from local food trucks. The Girls Auto Clinic Clutch Beauty Bar team will be on site to provide massages and other spa services.

Patrice Banks left her engineering career at DuPont to become a certified automotive technician, with the goal of starting a business to help empower women to feel comfortable about their car repair. Although women make up the majority of car owners and licensed drivers, they account for less than 2% of auto mechanics. Patrice aspires to change this statistic through her educational workshops and speaking engagements, empowering women everywhere to care for their cars.

Published by Touchstone Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, Glove Box Guide is a “one-stop-do-it-herself-guide to auto maintenance” for every woman driver! Glove Box Guide empowers women to take control of the wheel so they never feel mistreated, misunderstood, or taken advantage of again. It provides readers with answers to all their common car questions through DIY instructions, tips, and illustrations. On sale now.

Girls Auto Clinic, the 2017 Best of Philly ”Best Multipurpose Garage” winner is located right outside of Philadelphia. In addition to full-service auto repair provided by a team of female mechanics, Clutch Beauty Bar offers full-service salon services for customers while their car is being repaired in the garage. Through support, trust, and empowerment, Girls Auto Clinic has created a community of sheCANics.

WHO: Patrice Banks, Girls Auto Clinic

WHEN: Friday, October 20Noon to 2 PM

WHERE: 1313 Innovation Hercules Building Lower Atrium
1313 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801