WCW: First Female Mechanic in Nigeria – Sandra Aguebor

WCW: First Female Mechanic in Nigeria

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Sandra Aguebor-Ekperuoh: First Female Mechanic in Nigeria

After studying Mechanical Engineering at Auchi Polytechnic in 1994, Sandra Aguebor made a decision to become a professional auto mechanic.

At the start of her career, she faced a lot of opposition and ridicule. She got a lot of comments from people stating that auto mechanics was a man’s job and she was bound to fail. But Sandra did not let that deter her dream.

Founding her own garage, Sandex Car Care Garage, Sandra has created a name for herself, both nationally and globally.

Becoming the first lady mechanic in Nigeria is not a bed of roses — men have been doing this for generations. The men thought I was crazy at first. I had to work five times harder than the men to prove myself.

Interview with CNN, 2020
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Sandra training other women to become mechanics

Sandra continues to challenge gender stereotypes through her Lady Mechanic Initiative. Her initiative has trained over 1,000 women in five Nigerian states.

Kudos to this queen. We stan your achievements and respect the barriers you have broken. Your story inspires us all.

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