By Kristopher Porter
With a brand-new year comes a fresh start. The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) dedicates January’s Member Spotlight to Taylor Bostick, a mechanical engineering student from Oklahoma State University, who was a recipient of a 2018 SEMA Scholarship and also won the SBN Athena Rising Star Award. Take a look at Taylor’s Q&A below:
SEMA: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Taylor Bostick: Do not let people limit your dreams because you are a minority in the industry. Be strong, keep your head high and work hard toward your dreams.
SEMA: What keeps you involved in this industry?
TB: It gives me motivation knowing that there are so many strong and independent women out there in this industry, killing it without regard to what people say or think about them.
SEMA: On a Saturday, where can you be found?
TB: Working on my ’96 Chevy truck or helping my friends with their vehicles. I love to go to the drag races in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and also the dirt-track races close to my house on Saturdays. I love to be around cars and racing, especially when my friends and family are there too.
SEMA: How do you prepare for going to an important meeting?
TB: I’m there at least 15 minutes early. I am a punctual kind of person no matter if it’s in the workplace or just hanging with friends. Being early shows initiative and proves that you are ready to take on that meeting.
SEMA: If you could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, who would it be?
TB: Jessi Combs, because I grew up watching her succeed in this career, and she was a major influence on my decision to do what I do. She works hard and believes all girls can do what they put their minds to.
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