Women at the Wheel: Sarah Fletcher

Women at the Wheel: Sarah Fletcher

Fletcher is district manager at Parts Authority.

During the month of June, aftermarketNews will be presenting the esteemed 2024 Class of AMN’s Women at the Wheel. From trailblazers who have helped create departments and even entire companies, to those who ensure their office runs like a well-oiled machine, this year’s group of 26 is full of authentic leaders, each with a story to tell.

Mentorship and programming have united women throughout the aftermarket, serving as a springboard for them to enter the industry and grow their roles into successful careers. They are sparking change and driving results, together.

Today’s honoree is Sarah Fletcher, district manager at Parts Authority.

Proudest career accomplishment: What makes me most proud is to know that I’ve been lucky enough to be at the same place for over two decades, that we’ve been extremely successful and that our culture has always been as important as our sales. I get to say that I enjoy coming to work every single day, so I’m really saying that I’m most proud of our people and my ability to keep them together.

Best advice to other women in the aftermarket: Don’t think of yourself as a woman, but make yourself one of the most knowledgeable people in the room on whatever topic you are choosing to engage in. If you don’t know the answer, say so, people respect you more if you can do that. You don’t have to be the smartest person, but it is your duty to learn as much as you can; we are only as smart as our resources, and networking within the automotive industry is so important. There are some incredibly intelligent people in the automotive community. Pay attention, work hard and have a good work ethic, apply yourself, lead by example and care.

In tomorrow’s edition of aftermarketNews, we’ll feature Jennifer Fox, director of marketing and corporate development at Auto Electric Service, Ltd.

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