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Breaking Down Barriers

by Soundings Trade Only Online


Meghin Montesa was used to being the only woman in the technician training classes at Yamaha Marine’s headquarters in Kennesaw, Ga. Then one day, another woman, Lucy Berg, walked in. She wasn’t there as a student though.


“I was definitely really excited to see that,” Montesa says. “I had never seen a woman in classes, and seeing a woman as an instructor was really inspiring. I could see myself doing it.”

Berg inspired the 29-year-old Montesa so much that she continued to work through the required training to become the second woman certified as a Yamaha master technician. Montesa says she had to put some pressure on her bosses at the marina where she was working to send her to... [read more]

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