October’s #SheIsSEMA goes out to Kathryn Reinhardt. Throughout the past few years, Kathryn has made some amazing accomplishments. In 2015, she was awarded SEMA Woman of the Year, along with being the Light Truck Accessory Alliance Chairman.

SEMA Businesswomen’s Network started #SheIsSEMA to bring a spotlight onto the amazing and empowering women of the industry. See the insightful Q&A with Kathryn below.

The best advice I ever received was…

Don't take "no" as an answer. Find a way to make it "yes".

This keeps me in the industry:

I enjoy being able to tell people I work in the automotive industry. Partly because they are surprised I am a woman in automotive but also because I am getting paid to do what I love.

On a Saturday, you can find me…

Attending local car shows, travelling to national events or teaching my toddler boys how to drift their big wheels.

When going into an important meeting I am always…

Taking notes and asking questions. I want to learn more and remember it for future opportunities.

If I could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, it would be…

Linda Vaughn. I bet she has some crazy stories about how the industry used to be and how she overcame being female in this industry. I'm sure she has some sound advice for all of us.

If you, or someone you know deserves to be in the #SheIsSEMA Spotlight, fill out this form to be recognized by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network.