Women’s Industry Network honours Most Influential Woman at Education Conference

Michelle Sullivan of FinishMaster and 2016 Most Influential Women honouree. Sullivan accepted the award at the recent WIN Education Conference in Tampa, Florida.

Leesburgh, Virginia — May 16, 2016 — The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has concluded its conference for 2016. One highlight was a gala event to celebrate this year’s recipient of the Most Influential Women (MIW) award. The WIN 10th Annual Educational Conference was held at Tampa Hilton Downtown in Tampa, Florida.

The event provided a glimpse into the MIW program’s history, recognized past recipients of the award and announced the 2016 recipient.

The Most Influential Women award is given annually to women in the collision repair Industry who exemplify qualities of business and civic leadership, vision and commitment to excellence. This year’s recipient was Michelle Sullivan of FinishMaster.

“The 2016 MIW nominees highlighted the geographic, functional and sector diversity of women who are influencing the collision repair industry today,” says Sandra Herron, Owner of MiddlEdge, a third-party company contracted to interview nominees and select this year’s honouree, based on criteria set out by WIN’s Board of Directors. “I was inspired by each nominee’s industry involvement, professional accomplishments, mentoring of others and community service. Michelle’s record of creating value for companies, developing industry talent, and championing charitable causes in her community stood out as exemplary.”

For the last 18 years, the MIW program has recognized 88 women for their professional accomplishments and for going beyond requirements of their positions to give back to their communities.

“The industry has experienced the positive impact of the women recognized as MIWs over the last 17 years,” says Cheryl Boswell, CFO at DCR Systems and a 2015 MIW Honoree. Boswell also emceed the event. “This award continues to recognize women who are not only passionate about their work, but also are active in mentoring others to help them advance within our industry.”

For more information on WIN, please visit womensindustrynetwork.com.


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