DARCARS Automotive Group Presents Award to Its First Female Licensed Maryland State Inspector

DARCARS Automotive Group Presents Award to Its First Female Licensed Maryland State Inspector at International Women's Day Event
Amanda Flores, a quadruple amputee recently profiled on NBC's Today Show, delivered keynote speech

Date: 03/08/2019
Bethesda, MD – Today, at a breakfast celebrating International Women’s Day, DARCARS Vice President Jennifer Darvish Parsons presented a special recognition award to L’Oréal Staylor, the first female Licensed Maryland State Inspector at DARCARS Automotive Group.

In presenting the special recognition award to L’Oréal, DARCARS Vice President Jennifer Darvish Parsons made the following statement: “DARCARS Automotive Group is proud to recognize L’Oréal Staylor as the first female in the DARCARS family to become a Licensed Maryland State Inspector. The number of female technicians in the automotive industry is less than 10% and here at DARCARS we are committed to providing opportunities for women in all departments of the industry. We hope that Loreal will be an example and a leader in our efforts to do that.”

L’Oréal's passion for cars comes from her father who was a mechanic in the army. She began her automotive career in 2010 with a sales team at a used cars dealership and quickly discovered that selling cars was “not her calling.” She transitioned to the service department working on quick lube and wash bay while attending the Toyota Motors (T-Ten) program at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Catonsville, Maryland.

In 2014, L’Oréal joined the service team at DARCARS Toyota of Baltimore. “I am honored to receive this award,” said Staylor. “Working at DARCARS is like being part of a welcoming family. In the five years I have been here, I have seen an unwavering commitment to providing opportunities for women, whether in corporate leadership or at the dealerships.”

Also at the breakfast, Amanda Flores delivered the keynote speech. Flores, who was recently profiled on NBC’s Today Show, is a quadruple amputee who developed a friendship with John Darvish after he saw her story on the news and had DARCARS deliver to her a custom-fitted Toyota minivan that allowed her to drive again.