Women at the Wheel: Ashley D'Avico-Joines

Women at the Wheel: Ashley D’Avico-Joines

D'Avico-Joines is the owner of D'Avico's Auto Repair in Wayne, PA.

During the month of June, aftermarketNews will be presenting the esteemed 2024 Class of AMN’s Women at the Wheel. From trailblazers who have helped create departments and even entire companies, to those who ensure their office runs like a well-oiled machine, this year’s group of 26 is full of authentic leaders, each with a story to tell.

Mentorship and programming have united women throughout the aftermarket, serving as a springboard for them to enter the industry and grow their roles into successful careers. They are sparking change and driving results, together.

Today’s honoree is Ashley D’Avico-Joines, owner of D’Avico’s Auto Repair.

Proudest career accomplishment: I helped my local Girl Scout troop get their car maintenance merit badge. The local news did a story about us and the video went viral. The Kelly Clarkson show producer saw the video and called me at my shop. They invited me to be on the show and tell my story. The show aired April 2022 and I had women from all over the country calling the shop to ask if I could help them find a shop they could trust. I also found that when I am teaching people about cars it really fulfills me. My father died about four years ago and I know he would be super proud at what I have accomplished, especially being on that show. 

Best advice to other women in the aftermarket: To believe in themselves. Women are different and we have a skill set unlike most men. Find out what your niche is and run with it. Be different but, most importantly, be yourself. We need to have more team building/relationship building events. We are in a male world, but women are the catalyst for positive change in our industry. It starts with us. 

In tomorrow’s edition of aftermarketNews, we’ll feature Judy Finn, COMAN-National Accounts Sales Manager at DENSO.

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