Women's Day

Happy Belated Women’s Day, with a Story of Bertha Benz

Happy Women’s Day

This day is a global day celebrating women’s social, profitable, artistic, and political achievements. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. Significant exertion is witnessed worldwide as groups celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equivalency.

Do you know who is Bertha Benz?

You may already know that Mercedes-Benz is one of the oldest auto manufacturers in the world. Karl Benz held the first patent on a gasoline powered automobile.

But did you know that none of this would have been possible without his wife, Bertha?

This special day is celebrated in countries around the world. Celebrations may take a more political tone, bringing attention to women’s equality, or they may simply be about showing love and respect toward women, much like Mother’s Day. It was on March 8th, so we’re sorry to have missed it!

Still, we couldn’t resist taking this time to share the story of the most inspiring woman in auto industry history.

Bertha daringly took a prototype vehicle that had never been driven more than a few feet, and rode it 65 miles, spreading publicity for her husband’s invention, and making repairs along the way. Bertha was a mechanic, a businesswoman, and a loving mother and wife.

We know that a world cannot exist without women. We are aware that women are as successful as men at work, at home, and everywhere, not only on women’s day, but every day.

From all of us at Bell Auto, happy Women’s Day!