Sandra Aguebor is Nigeria’s first woman mechanic. She is also the founder of The Lady Mechanic Initiative, which teaches women from diverse backgrounds how to fix cars and become financially independent.
Sandra says that she developed an interest in cars when she was just 13-years old. When she revealed this to her father, he was shocked and tried to discourage her. But Sandra was determined.
Now, she has been fixing cars for 36 years and running her own shop for 22 years in Lagos, Nigeria – Africa’s largest city. During a feature on CNN, she commented, “For me to become the first female mechanic in Nigeria, I had to work five times harder… and prove myself.”
Her goal ultimately is to help 100,000 women achieve this goal.