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Toronto mechanic hopes to open all female auto shop

Women are increasingly breaking into male-dominated labour fields, but many are still viewed as all-male strongholds - including the world of auto body repair. Toronto auto body technician Hilary Noack wants to change that - a lofty goal that she's hoping to put in motion by opening Toronto's first all-female auto body shop.

Noack's new venture is called Ink&Iron, and she's launched an Indiegogo page to get the business off the ground. Their fundraising target is $20,000, which would cover first and last months' rent, materials and renovations, and a promotional budget.

In addition to employing some of the skilled female mechanics she's met over her decade in the industry, Noack hopes to turn out quality work at a good price and encourage more women to join the trade. "I'd like to focus on recruiting and training other young female apprentices in a nurturing and uplifting environment so that they can be the best they can be." Check them out on Indiegogo to get involved.

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