Luckman shared she recently had her first child, who is 15 months old. When asked what it’s like working in a male-dominated field as a woman and mother, this was her response:
“I worked here until I was like 38 weeks pregnant. It was a lot to overcome, you know? Just to be able to come to work every day and show these guys not only am I doing this job with you but I’m also creating another human at the same time, that to me was pretty cool.”
Luckman served as an Aviation Electrical Tech in the Navy, was recruited as an intern for Walmart, completed the internship with high scores and was placed into a PM Tech position. She was the Student Grand Champion in the 2017 Walmart National and represented well at the 2017 ATA Nationals in the Student Competition in Orlando.
“When I was in technical school, every day when I got up I would sit there in my bed and just be like, ‘I’m going to quit. I’m done. I’m not going today.’ But for some reason I just got up and kept going. You just got to go out there and give it your best.”
She is now continuing her education in collision repair and knows her team at the 6701 Truck Shop in Bentonville, Arkansas, has her back.
“Walmart gave me the additional training that I needed. They’re also allowing me to go back to school. I’m really grateful Walmart is willing to work with my work schedule to do that. It’s also reassuring to know that my boss also thinks that I can do this. Not to be cliché, but be the change that you want to see.”
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