By Kristopher Porter
July’s “She Is” Member Spotlight is dedicated to Young Executives Network (YEN) Chair Kirstin Stone from Radians.
Check out Stone’s Q&A with SEMA and the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) below:
SEMA: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Kirstin Stone: Just jump in! If you want to get involved, quit trying to figure out how to best to do it and just do it.
SEMA: What keeps you involved in this industry?
KS: I've stayed in the industry because there’s a like-mindedness here that I appreciate.
SEMA: On a Saturday, where can you be found?
KS: Either drag racing or working on my ’99 LS-powered Mustang.
SEMA: How do you prepare for going to an important meeting?
KS: Show up a few minutes early, carrying a planner and some caffeine.
SEMA: If you could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, who would it be?
KS: John Menzler. He was the first industry leader that I met, and he actively encouraged my involvement with the councils and networks. It was such a short interaction at a morning networking event that wound up having a huge impact on my career. Knowing what I do now about the aftermarket, I wish I could pick his brain much further.
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