The women of Aptera

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  • The women of Aptera

     Ray Holan updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago 9 Members · 12 Posts
  • kerbe2705

    Member
    March 8, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Although we’re most familiar with the women who work in Aptera’s “front office” – several of whom interface with us in the Forum – there are a significant number of female engineers working to bring the actual vehicles to fruition! https://aptera.us/the-women-leading-our-solar-revolution

    The Women Leading our Solar Revolution

  • John Malcom

    Member
    March 8, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks to the women of Aptera and to all women on this international day for women’s recognition for their contributions to improving life for everyone 👍

    Special thanks to 1LT Mary Wolf for being the only medevac pilot with the guts to pull me and my gunner out of a hot LZ after being shot down. Without you I wouldn’t be around today

    • Ray Holan

      Moderator
      March 8, 2022 at 3:56 pm

      Hear, hear! Glad you got that second chance, John!

  • Steven G. Bueche

    Member
    March 9, 2022 at 4:04 am

    As a guy who grew up with three sisters (no brothers) Had two daughters and no sons, I can say I’ve never looked at women with a prejudicial eye. It allowed me to understand my emotions yet still be a guy who got dirty, worked on cars, farmed, managed, built houses and joined the service, It also helped me explain to many a man why they felt the way they did when coming from hard nosed fathers (our past generations)

    I’ve always told my daughters they could be whatever they wanted as long as they put in the education and hard work it took to get those positions.

    One became the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense and retired from service on a medical discharge after getting an ankle crushed while deployed. But she cleans up like the best of them. My other daughter is a working housewife who works because she wants to and not because she has to. When I ask her why she stated, “It sets a good example for Taylor” (her daughter) So I work different jobs to show and explain to her what the experience is like and what to expect in the future. She’s also a woman but she’ll knock your teeth out if pushed to far. lol (Must be that daddy training)

    As with all things you have got to strive for the next level in order to advance, push yourself and experience failures in order to succeed regardless of race or gender. Don’t expect allowances or silver spoon feedings and you’ll be able to claim every victory that is yours.

    • Ray Holan

      Moderator
      March 9, 2022 at 4:45 am

      Hats off to you, Steven. Your post brought me a smile. My younger sister has formed a good deal of my attitude toward women. She’s the only girl with three older brothers to contend with. She has the persistence and strength of character that got her through medical school and four challenging children. Back in the 70s, my wife and I took a job as live-in foster parents for 5 teenage girls. That motivated me to take my role as the “token male” seriously. I tried to convey the same kind of message you apparently gave your daughters: “I respect you. You can do whatever you set your mind to and are willing to work hard for.” A bit off topic for an Aptera forum, but what the heck…

  • Francis Giroux

    Member
    March 9, 2022 at 11:23 am

    I know I am partly blind but can somebody tell me what STEM is. I hate acronyms when nobody introduces it at the beginning of an article.

    • EVservices .us

      Member
      March 9, 2022 at 11:26 am

      STEM= Science Technology Engineering Math.

  • Francis Giroux

    Member
    March 9, 2022 at 11:31 am

    Aha, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. Google comes through again.

    • Ray Holan

      Moderator
      March 10, 2022 at 12:35 pm

      Francis you noted one of my pet peeves: tossing around acronyms without defining them when first mentioned. The article should have started with something like “learn about their journeys as women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).” It’s an example of common courtesy to the reader and good English usage.

      The article itself was nicely done. It enhances the brand image of Aptera as non-traditional, innovative, and diverse. Go Aptera!

  • GLENN ZAJIC

    Member
    March 9, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    This was really well done. Hats off to all involved in its production!

  • Morris Wilder

    Member
    March 10, 2022 at 6:24 am

    I have four daughters. I am proud of them and their accomplishments. I appreciate Aptera putting the spotlight on the women contributing to the creation of such an amazing vehicle.

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