INDUSTRIAL WORK, SAFETY AND OUTDOOR WEAR FOR WOMEN
Who am I and what is this about
This is an exclusive personal shopping experience for women in communities across western Canada. My name is Audrey Rippingale and I am founder, owner and truck driver for She Works She Plays. My history is driving trucks and running equipment. My own frustration at not being able to find good women's workwear that fit had me thinking it was time someone did something about this issue. So when an ongoing wrist injury prevented me from continuing to drive concrete trucks, which I had been doing for Island Ready Mix for the past decade, I realized the time to do something had come. This crossroads in life got my creativity flowing and the business was born. I truck from town to town with my Kenworth, my pup Maggie and my converted semi-trailer which sets up as a store on wheels.
Here is an interview with CBC Radio North in May 2016 while I was in Terrace, BC. The interview covers who I am, what I am all about and the issues that us women working in industry and trades can face when it comes to getting work wear that is functional for us.
"CBC Daybreak North" by host Carolina de Ryk - Audio
The BC Chamber of Commerce and BC Hydro are hosting job fairs and business-to-business networking sessions in the Peace region next week. Tumbler Ridge October 5th, Chetwynd October 6th and Fort St. John October 7th.
It has been a couple busy weeks getting ready. The chains are fitted and ready to go for my Kenworth, the air conditioner has been replaced with heaters, and the lightweight women's gear has been replaced with lots of fuzzy, warm, insulated gear! Ladies of the Peace region, I am soooo excited t
It has been 5 weeks since I pulled out of the driveway on York Road, Campbell River. Five communities: Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Prince George, Terrace and finally now Smithers. As I start the process of securing everything down in the truck, I can't help reflect back on this amazing tour of nort
Check out this fantastic article by the Journal of Commerce. It is packed with resources for funding. Everything from the new Canada Apprenticeship Loan that can p
Well ladies, I am heading for some exhibitions. Oh yeah! Logger sports, saloons, rodeos, country music concerts; OMG I love my job!!! Please check out the calendar for details. I will be at the BC Northern Exhibition in Prince George next week, then trucking all the way back to Terrace due to