Women in the Automotive Industry - Women Influenced Cars


Women’s involvement in the automotive industry dates back to 1888 with Bertha Benz, who took the first road trip ever. Impatient with her husband’s constant tinkering as she waited for reliable transportation for her and her children, she eventually took husband Karl Benz’s prototype automobile on the road. This meant that she had to find fuel along the way, push the car up hills and perform roadside repairs on her own. When she returned home, she reported design changes needed to make the vehicle more reliable. Jumping to the early 1920s, Dorothee Pullinger managed a factory mostly employing women who built the Galloway car — invented by women, for women.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2016/05/06/Cars-Influenced-Women