Our Galmatic HQ is run by a team of woman and all our children are girls too – so sometimes it can be a little tricky working in the male dominated automotive industry, with such a feminine perspective.
So this month we thought it would be fun to talk to some woman who have pioneered their way through this industry and see learnt that they have found that in most instances they have found being a woman an advantage!
This interview is with Sandy Bogusis of Driven Indulgence who has offered as a wonderful winter package for all Galmatic readers.
What is Driven Indulgence all about Sandy?
My business is a reality of a long held dream to share both the North East of Victoria and Yarra Valleys, particularly all the great wine regions and includes escorting people safely to dinners and events such as concerts and festivals. Not all of us want to go on a bus trip, although they can be a lot of fun, so having your own driver gives you a lot of autonomy.
I encourage my guests to participate in designing their day, however when it is left in my hands so as to surprise them, we have a brilliant time discovering all those hidden spots that otherwise may get missed on the regular tracks.
I am currently planning a corporate tour that will include among other things, wine tasting, massage and a fun romp through a hedge maze. I have packages on my website from a three day exclusive all inclusive indulgent time away including scenic flights, massages, wine tasting, dinners at award winning restaurants and a chauffeur for the entire three days and evenings. Also available, those who prefer can hire me for and afternoon, day or evening as their exclusive driver, guide, concierge and host.
Have you found it difficult being a woman in a male dominated arena?
I grew up on the road, we travelled a lot when I was growing up I love driving, it is a passion of mine and I find it both relaxing and enjoyable. There is too much to see to stay home!
I find all my guests are openly complimentary of my 'girl driving'. We have a lot of giggles about being a woman driver, but I think I earn my guests respect. I have worked around a lot of males in male dominated jobs and find it fun, I have been lucky; I enjoy the 'male' side of life just as much as girlie stuff. You will even find me tucked up on the lounge on a Sunday afternoon watching the V8 supercars, yes a bit of a lad at heart really.
My sole focus when I am with my guests is to make sure their day is fun and they go home delighted, relaxed, or rather worn out wonderfully and want to return to our gorgeous regions again and again.
Galmatic Winter offer: A midweek full day tour in your vehicle in either the North East of Victoria or the Yarra Valley for four people including a two course gourmet lunch and a complimentary bottle of wine for just $490.00. This includes a private wine and cheese tasting tour for a whole day starting 10.30 am till 5.00pm pick up from local accommodation or home and return and a yummy lunch. Offer ends August 09. For more details call Sandy 0408 244 531 or see her website www.drivenindulgence.com.au