By Ashley Reyes
The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) has named Brittany Shiaffino as this week’s #SheIsSEMA spotlight member. Shiaffino works in customer relations at Oracle Lighting, a manufacturer of designer lighting products and technologies for the automotive powersports, motorcycle and marine markets.
Nominated for #SheIsSEMA by a colleague, Shiaffino is admired for her empathy and positive demeanor, and for speaking to customers with a true desire to assist them.
Q: How has Brittany contributed to the company?
A: Brittany brings the sunshine with her. She assists her customers in a rare, genuine fashion and always with a big, bright smile.
Q: How has Brittany shown leadership in the industry or business?
A: Brittany has shown the desire to grow and learn more about our industry after only being with us for a year and a half. She recently joined the communications committee within the SBN in an effort to learn about the automotive aftermarket in a deeper way.
Brittany is also part of our Oracle Lighting Foundation Task Force where she volunteers her time to assist when our non-profit has resources to provide to the community.
Q: Tell us a success story that you can share about Brittany.
A: Brittany was recently peer selected for Employee of the Month and is in the running for our Employee of the Year. This award is given to team members who embody all of our company's values and guiding principles. Judging by her nominations, it is clear her peers sense her value as well.
We also receive many customer reviews sharing their praise for the help that Brittany provided them. She is representing our brand in a positive light and we are all lucky to have her as part of our team.
Q: Why do you think Brittany is a role model in this industry?
A: In a male-dominated industry, Brittany is a role model to other aspiring women. She is a great example to show that anyone can learn and be successful in the automotive industry with the right drive.
Do you know, or are you, a woman with a career in the automotive industry? Fill out a #SheIsSEMA spotlight form to submit a self-nomination or nominate a colleague and highlight how you or she is contributing to the specialty-equipment industry. Selected candidates are automatically eligible to be considered for SBN’s #SheIsSEMA Woman of the Year award, featured on SBN’s social media, SEMA eNews and recognized on the www.sema.org/she-is-sema website.