Drive workshop for women

Gillian McAinsh

LA Femme is celebrating National Women’s Month by inviting 90 readers to our third Women with Drive series of workshops, run in conjunction with Goodyear, Hi-Q and Atlas Security.

Diarise the evening of August 27, 28 or 29 for an empowering evening focusing on safety on the road and at home.

“Goodyear’s recent Young Drivers Road Safety Survey in South Africa revealed some shocking statistics about drivers’ behaviour and attitude towards road safety,” said Goodyear group public relations manager Lize Hayward.

The workshops were part of the tyre giant’s commitment to address driver safety “by raising awareness, to improve safety and confidence and to address inadequate driver training”.

“Due to the multiple roles that women play in society and our country’s crime statistics we are also focusing on women’s personal safety, including security at home,” she said.

The fun and informative programme will be offered at three venues: Hi-Q Algoa in Uitenhage on Tuesday August 27, at Hi-Q Walmer Park on Wednesday August 28, and at Hi-Q Greenacres on Thursday August 29. It will feature:

  • Arrival, welcome and registration;

  • Each Hi-Q dealer will present a free 10-point vehicle safety check;

  • Goodyear sales training manager Eileen Gardner will give an overview of tyre safety;

  • Chantel Olivier of Atlas Security will discuss general safety and security at home;

  • Cayly Warner will present “Dandelions in the Whirlwind”.

  • Snacks, drinks and a tyre change demonstration.

Hayward said the free 10-point vehicle safety check was “brand new and a definite must know” while the first-time guest speaker, Warner’s topic promised to be “very interesting”.

“It will be a feel-good evening where… valuable information will be shared in a safe, woman-friendly, non-threatening environment. There will also be ample opportunity to network and socialise during a tyre change demonstration,” Hayward said.

The first two Women with Drive workshops had focused on technical aspects affecting road safety such as the role of tyres, shock absorbers, batteries and tips against car hijacking. This year’s sessions will expand on this by offering a wider range of topics.

APPLY for a place at Women with Drive workshop by sending an e-mail to: with “WOMEN WITH DRIVE” in the subject field.

Include your name, address and contact phone numbers, as well as your preferred Hi-Q branch: Uitenhage, Greenacres or Walmer Park. You also must specify if you are coming alone or with someone, and if you would like to bring a friend also provide the name and contact information. Every guest will receive a goodie bag containing small gifts from Goodyear, Atlas Security, Hi-Q and The Herald.

The evening is free but numbers are limited to 30 guests per Hi-Q and bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Successful applicants will be notified via e-mail.

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