Why Women Are Leading the Automotive Field with Amy Milstead
This episode of Enterprise Radio is in association with eHouston (Greater Houston Entrepreneurs).
Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Amy Milstead discuss the following:
- Why are women leading this field?
- How did the only girl, one of 7 siblings, become the one to take responsibility for the company business?
- You created Lipsticks and Dipsticks so women could learn about automotive care. What inspired you, and why do you think it’s important for women to be involved?
- What is it like being a female in a male-dominated industry?
- As a single mom, taking a successful company to greater levels, you’ve broken through the stereotypes. What would be your tip for women to break into a new field?
Amy Milstead was born into the business and has been active in the daily activities since she was a small child. Amy was required to put in her dues starting with the entry level jobs and eventually she worked her way to the top as President of Milstead Automotive and Vice-President of Milstead Collision.
Her commitment to the community is reflected in a variety of community-based service projects and nonprofit organizations associated with Montgomery County. Additionally, Amy views environmental conservation as a responsibility to her community and future generations.
Amy Milstead’s credits include Leadership Montgomery County 2003, Board Member, Montgomery County Youth Services; Vice-President, South Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Vice-Chair, Texas Department of License Regulations; Advisory Board, Texas Towing Storage & Booting (TTSB) and Vice-Chair, Texas Towing & Storage Association, Chairman of the Board.
Amy is activity engaged in getting teenagers as well as the community to be safer on the roads. Amy created a Last Call program through Milstead Automotive that for a flat rate of $50 they will come pick up a person (and their vehicle) who has had too much to drink and safely get them home. Amy also created the Milstead Video Ambassador Program for teens to create a video to other teens on the harms of distracted driving.
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