Toronto, Ontario — November 26, 2013 — As we near the end of the year, the deadline to make a nomination for Most Influential Women in Collision Repair is approaching quickly. The Most Influential Women award recognizes women who have enriched the collision repair industry with their leadership, vision and commitment to excellence. Nominations close Dec. 31, 2013.
Honorees have held positions in every facet of the collision repair industry: shop owners, body and paint technicians, managers, wholesalers, lobbyists, suppliers, insurance adjusters, consultants, educators, editors, writers and industry association directors.
The winners will be recognized at a Most Influential Women gala held during the 2014 WIN Educational Conference, scheduled between May 5 to 7, 2014, at Paradise Point in San Diego, Calif.
In addition to the MIW awards gala, where honorees are presented with a Tiffanyâ€™s crystal award and custom commemorative pin, WIN has added a new element to the program this year. Recipients will have the opportunity to invest in the future of collision repair by mentoring a WIN Scholarship winner as they continue their education toward a career in the industry.
â€œWe felt this was an important way for seasoned professionals to embrace the future of our industry,â€ says Margaret Knell, chair of the MIW Planning Committee.
The program’s charter aligns with WINâ€™s mission to â€œenhance the role of women in the industryâ€ and has recognized more than 75 women for their professional accomplishments and for going beyond requirements of their positions to give back to their communities. Although WIN membership is not a requirement for nomination, over 30 percent of MIW recipients are currently, or have previously been, members of WIN.
Established in 1999 by AkzoNobel, WIN acquired stewardship of the Most Influential Women program in 2013. Nomination forms are available for download here
. For more information about WIN or the MIW program, please visit womensindustrynetwork.com