We are a community, and we are powerful.
That’s because women buy or influence the purchase of 85% of all cars. Without us, the auto industry would not thrive.
Realizing this, A Girls Guide to Cars was born as a community of writers, influencers, friends and women who buy, care for, and live their lives in and around their cars: their own car, the family car, and often the cars of family members. A Girls Guide to Cars is dedicated to sharing car purchase information, experiences and stories, told from personal points of view and focusing on what is important in a fun, smart, advice-from-your-best-friend way.
A Girls Guide to Cars brings together the insights and views of writers and reviewers who share their unbiased, honest and personal narratives about cars and their lives in cars.
Our Mission: To empower women to be smarter, happier car owners
Women think about cars differently than men. Why should we talk about them, read about them and evaluate them the same way men do? A Girls Guide to Cars brings a natural and engaged conversation about cars to you, pairing it with empowering information, tactics and strategies to ensure you make a smart and comfortable decision. We also empower the auto industry to develop a closer, more meaningful relationship with their female customers.
People ask how she got into the auto business, but actually, the auto business found her. Never a car enthusiast or fanatic, she co-founded SheBuysCars in 2013 and realized that the car world, which seemed so closed off to women, was a wonderful new place for a girl to blossom. Five years later, A Girls Guide to Cars refocused that mission with a fun, fresh and informative new appeal.
A content development expert, Scotty began as a journalist and has written for the New York Times, Town & Country, Entrepreneur, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and Adweek, among others. She is the co-author of Stew Leonard, My Story, a biography of the founder of the iconic grocery company Stew Leonard’s. In addition to her writing, Scotty produced the American Express Publishing Luxury Summit, PRWeek magazine’s annual meeting and a series of Luxury Marketing Council events. Scotty lives in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters and can be reached at Scotty [at] agirlsguidetocars [dot] com.
Sara has written about cars since 2005. She used to beat them up with her kids and write about it at the likes of MotherProof.com and Cars.com. Now managing editor for A Girls Guide to Cars, Sara deciphers how a car will work in her reader’s lives. Sara lives in Colorado and likes to ski, hike, and watch Formula 1: Drive to Survive. And lots of other shows.
Sara grew up mostly around German cars, but has foundational memories of riding in her family’s 1972 International Scout II through the mountains. She also enjoyed riding in the teeny-tiny backseat of her dad’s 1982 Porsche 911 SC, of which she recently became the owner.
Sara is married and has two kids. She keeps considering getting a dog, but really just enjoys looking at pictures of puppies.
The oldest of 8 kids, Erica spent a few years as the only child. By the time her first brother was born Erica had a collection of Hotwheels that any little boy would be jealous of. A fan of cars from a young age, Erica enjoyed working on the family car with her dad and hanging out in her grandfather’s tire shop.
She may have grown up to be a wife, mom, web developer, freelance writer, photographer, singer, baker, and gardener, but she still loves cars and driving! Auto journalism is a natural fit for Erica with her background in technology and writing and she’s a proud member of the Texas Auto Writer’s Association.
Erica resides in North Texas with her husband, two sons, and one dog.
You can find more of Erica’s adventures at TexasDriveBlog.com
Connie started test driving cars as a mom blogger and owner of Modern Mama. When she sold that website in 2019, she began working with A Girls Guide to Cars more regularly out of pure joy and a labor of love. Her role has grown from writer and reviewer to social media director and strategist and project manager. As a member of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada, Connie also works on Automotive marketing services at shebuyscars.ca.
Connie is a mom of three girls, two cats and two dogs in suburban Vancouver, Canada.
Just a big city girl living in small town USA. The gym, healthy living, and race cars are my passion. You can find me on Twitter @IndyCarChick. Full time Transportation Director, part time Social Media Manager, all the time momma to 2 little girls.
Shannon is the assistant managing editor of A Girls Guide to Cars.
Meet Brian, our Director of Video. A University of Georgia graduate and life-long car enthusiast currently living in Atlanta, he helps bring all of our video content to life. Brian also works with Productions Plus as a product specialist and with various agencies on automotive projects.
You can check out his video content at Vision2020 Films on YouTube.