Norcal Chapter

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Regional Director &

Chapter Lead: San Francisco

Meet Rhoda! | @rhodabueno

Born and raised in Hawaii, Rhoda grew up in the land of diversity and inclusion and fully embodies the spirit of aloha.  As a woman leader in tech and a female car enthusiast, she is a strong advocate for women leaning in, breaking barriers, and supporting one another in their professional pursuits and personal passions. 

A longtime Porsche enthusiast and brand loyalist, her love affair with the Porsche brand stems from an early memory seeing a photo of a 964 in Rubystone Red.  It left such an indelible impression that attaining a Rubystone Red / Rubystar 911 is a goal she is still striving to achieve.

In the meantime, she enjoys driving her Black 911 Turbo S and Riviera Blue 911 GT3 which she shares with her supportive husband.  She hits Laguna Seca and the San Francisco Bay Area backroads whenever she has the opportunity, honing her skills and learning all she can from the incredible female mentors she has met across the extended community.

It is her passion for Porsche, coupled with her desire to help empower and connect women, that led her to become an early supporter of Women in Porsche.  She revels in connecting with other like-minded women with this shared passion and also co-founded FemPowered (@fempowered.drivers), a local grass-roots community for women car enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Whether it is gathering for spirited weekend drives, social Cars & Coffee events, charity events, or track days, she is committed to helping build the women’s Porsche community in Northern California.

Chapter Lead: Sacramento

Meet Madison! | @madisonp872

My name is Madison Petrali and I’m from Sacramento, CA!

 

I have always had a special place in my heart for Porsche cars ever since I was really young. Even though no one else in my family had an interest in anything related to automobiles, I somehow was taken by Formula 1 racing, Indy, and beautiful cars, specifically those with that distinctive Porsche crest on them! 

I never thought I’d be fortunate enough to actually own one, and to date, I am now on my third! My first Porsche was a 2011 Cayenne S (P3), followed by my dearly missed 2013 Panamera GTS (P4). I LOVED that car (it took me 9 months and a trip to Washington to find her) and I thought I’d be keeping her for quite a while…until she showed up. That would be my current love, my 2005 Carrera S (P1). I have always longed for a 911 and this was just too good to pass up. It sadly meant saying goodbye to my GTS, but every time I take the 997.1 out for a drive, I am reminded of why I love my car and just how fortunate I am to have one. 

I can’t wait to get Women in Porsche up and running full throttle! I love track days, autocross, fun day drives, or just meeting for coffee! Anytime an activity involves a Porsche (or several!) it’s always a good time! The cars are amazing, the people and community just make it all the better! Cheers! 

 

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