Leesburg, Virginia -- September 14, 2014 -- Women play an important role in collision repair centres and vendors to the industry, and are a visible and growing part of the automotive industry as a whole. The Womenâ€™s Industry Network (WIN) is committed to supporting women who have chosen the collision repair industry as their professional home, and the organization depends upon the support and generosity of individuals and organizations in the industry to do so.
The 2015 Sponsorship Campaign runs through January 10, 2015. Susanna Gotsch, Chair of the Sponsorship Committee, commented on the importance of industry sponsorship, saying â€œAs an all-volunteer non-profit network, our ability to develop programs to support our members, and ultimately our industry, depends upon the support and generosity of our sponsors across diverse industry segments. We are grateful for the confidence the industry has shown and look forward to cultivating new sponsor relationships this year. â€
In 2014, WIN celebrated its eighth anniversary and was able to expand its reach and influence across the industry. The organization awarded five High School and College Tuition Scholarships for the first time this year, WIN assumed the leadership role for the â€œMost Influential Womenâ€ (MIW) program, honoring four outstanding female professionals. Scholarship winners were paired with MIW honorees to create mentoring relationships in support of the young women entering the industry. Attendance at the Annual Educational Conference grew, once again, as members participated in programming to support them as industry professionals and leaders.
Support from members of industry in 2015 will help WIN continue to provide programs that support the professional development of women. WIN remains committed to finding new ways to recruit, retain and support women in the collision repair Industry.
While sponsors provide the largest percentage of financial support to the organization, WIN actively fund-raises through special events including the Scholarship Walk and distribution of the Thereâ€™s A Place For You recruiting poster.
â€œWhen we developed the poster in conjunction with Collision Repair Education Foundation, our goal was to show young women the many varied career paths available to them in collision repair,â€ says Ruth Weniger, Chair of the Communications Committee. â€œWe are thrilled to know that the poster now resides on walls of our technical schools and colleges as well as at many of our industry locations.â€
Corporate Sponsorships are currently being sought to allow WIN to continue to expand its programs of education, networking and mentorship. A variety of sponsorship opportunities exist to support the organizationâ€™s activities. Sponsors are recognized on the WIN website, in all promotional opportunities, signage and verbal acknowledgments during member functions, as well as WIN activities at NACE and other industry events.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susanna Gotsch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-229-2952, or visit thewomensindustrynetwork.ning.com/page/become-a-sponsor.