WINner’s Circle: Women’s Industry Network names 2022-23 leadership officers, board of directors

Leesburg, Virginia — The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has named its 2022-23 leadership officers and board of directors. The WIN Board of Directors consists of representatives from various verticals of the collision industry, including collision repair organizations, distributors, suppliers, consultants, paint manufacturers, insurance companies and others. The Board of Directors works to ensure the growth […]

Celebrating Cecile: NAIT Autobody Instructor Cecile Bukmeier wins Skills Alberta award

Edmonton, Alberta — As honours for the women in our lives poured out in recognition of International Women’s Day on Wednesday, join us in congratulating Bodyworx Professional columnist, Cecile Bukmeier, on winning the “Sturdy 30” award from Skills Alberta. Bukmeier is no stranger to blazing trails in the Canadian automotive industry, becoming the Northern Alberta […]

Prepare to WIN: Women’s Industry Network to host hybrid-style Educational Conference

Greensville, South Carolina — The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) will host its annual Educational Conference in a hybrid format this year, from May 2 through May 4. Attendees will have the option to join WIN in-person in Greenville, South Carolina, or virtually via the Socio platform. “While we have missed the networking and relationship building […]

Partner for Progress: General Motors sponsors Skills Ontario Young Women’s Initiatives program

Toronto, Ontario — Recognizing that it will take all of us to fill the demand for skilled tradespeople in Canada’s automotive industry, General Motors has announced that it will be sponsoring this year’s Young Women’s Initiatives program from Skills Ontario. The Young Women’s Initiatives program provides direct access to various hands-on skilled trades experiences through […]

WINner’s Circle: Nominations for WIN Most Influential Women awards now open

Toronto, Ontario — Nominations for the Women’s Industry Network’s (WIN) 2022 Most Influential Women (MIW) awards are now open. Nominations for the prestigious award are open now through Jan. 14, 2022, and apply to all women working in any segment of the collision repair industry across Canada and the U.S. The recipients will be recognized […]

Hang Out at Hagerty’s: Women and Wheels networking event to be held this Friday

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Hagerty Garage + Social will be hosting a Women & Wheels networking event this Friday, November 12 at its Burlington, Ontario location.  Designed for both women in the automotive industry and car enthusiasts alike, the event will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday at the Hagerty Garage and […]

Basic Training: Ontario funds ‘boot camp’ program to encourage trades participation

Chatham, Ontario—The Ontario government has announced it is allocating $4 million to Support Ontario Youth to launch a boot camp-style program to introduce young people to the trades. The program, called Tools in the Trades Boot Camps, will aim to help up to 2,100 young people access training and networking opportunities to enter various trades, […]