July 07th, 2011

Hillary Clinton Supports Saudi Women’s Driving Campaign

Hillary Clinton with Indy driver Sarah Fisher

Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, has come out in support of the women in Saudi Arabia who are fighting for their right to drive.

According to an article in the Guardian UK here’s what Clinton had to say:
“What these women are doing is brave and what they are seeking is right, but the effort belongs to them,”

“I am moved by it and I support them, but I want to underscore the fact that this is not coming from outside of their country. This is the women themselves, seeking to be recognised.”

“We have made clear our views that women everywhere, including women in the kingdom, have the right to make decisions about their lives and their futures.” 

“They have the right to contribute to society and provide for their children and their families, and mobility, such as provided by the freedom to drive, provides access to economic opportunity, including jobs, which does fuel growth and stability.

“And it’s also important for just day-to-day life, to say nothing of the necessity from time to time to transport children for various needs and sometimes even emergencies.”

“We will continue in private and in public to urge all governments to address issues of discrimination and to ensure that women have the equal opportunity to fulfill their own God-given potential.”

June 16th, 2011

Women Buying Cars in China Rising Rapidly

According to an article in Bloomberg, more women than ever are buying luxury cars in China. A third of millionaires in China are women and they want the same expensive status symbols that men want including cars.

Women buying Maseratis in China is triple that in Europe and 30% of China’s Maseratis are bought by women. Women buying Ferraris in China is double the Global average and 20% of the Ferraris bought in China are bought by women. Inquiries about Lamborghinis by women rose 50% at one dealership in China and one dealer had its first female buyer last year.

“Fast cars have always been a man’s world,” said one woman interviewed for the article “Women buying such cars are just seeking an equal standing with our male counterparts.”

The number of Chinese millionaires grew 6.1% last year and the sales of high-end cars increased 60% last year. Undoubtedly successful women in the region will keep purchasing luxury vehicles.

—A shout out to Abhay Deshpande, one of our biggest supporters, for sending us this article!

June 08th, 2011

New Louis Vuitton Runway Show Features Helmets

Louis Vuitton had its new resort presentation today and what was the top accessory featured but…helmets! Designer Marc Jacobs paired his dainty dresses, pantsuits and separates with helmets—some carried and some worn but all matching. We love the combination of the feminine clothing with the matching helmets.

Legendary fashion writer Cathy Horyn had this to say about the collection: “The clothes were idiosyncratically Louis, I felt, with references to the 1960s, Paris summers (in the cute prints and even cuter motorcycle helmets), and loafers with gold studs edging the soles.”

Cathy thinks the helmets are cuter than the clothes—Ms. Horyn you are now an honorary Drive Like A Woman woman!

May 28th, 2011

Four Women Racing at Indy 500 This Year

Pippa Mann

Once again we have four women racing at the Indy 500 this year. While the ladies qualified toward the back of the pack, it’s great to see so much female power on the grid.

Qualifying wasn’t without it’s share of drama either. De Silvestro crashed in practice and will now be racing injured and Patrick narrowly managed to qualify on bump day. We are very excited to see how 27-year-old rookie Pippa Mann does tomorrow. Good luck ladies!

Here’s the lineup for the ladies:

P24: Simona de Silvestro

P26: Danica Patrick

P32: Pippa Mann

P33: Ana Beatriz

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