A couple of years back, I met Hope Peterson, owner and certified mechanic at New Hope Auto and Truck Services.
Did you know that there are only a handful of female mechanics in Florida? Fewer than 20! And nationally, women represent only about 2% of the auto mechanic labor pool.
When I was asked to write a profile about her for the Chamber, she’d just been named the organization’s Business Woman of the Year. She was a volunteer for a local senior-help group called People Helping People, a member of the local Rotary Club, and would soon start moving up the ranks of the Chamber Board of Directors.
Today, she’s the President of the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce, and her Rotary Club recently (maybe a day or two ago!) recognized her for her outstanding contributions to the club and the community.
In March, I wrote about Hope for an online magazine, The Pinellas Reader, and her story is a great inspiration to women who are looking for a role model and a non-traditional work niche to fill.
I hope you’ll read the article, published in March, and comment!Share on Facebook