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Honoring International Women’s Day

Honoring International Women’s Day

Today around the globe, we celebrate and commemorate the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women. There are many influential women that have driven the success of Mercedes-Benz throughout history with one of the most notable being Bertha Benz.

After a few years of setbacks, Bertha Benz decided to launch her own plan B and show how useful her husband’s invention really could be through a combination of curiosity and sheer determination. In 1888, she became the first person to drive an automobile a noteworthy distance, leading to a pivotal moment in the automotive industry.

Click here to read more about Bertha’s story here and watch the short film, The First Driver, here.

 

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