Mission: Women's industry network (win) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to encouraging, developing, and cultivating opportunitites to attract women to collision repair while recognizing excellence, promoting leadership, and fostering a network among the women who are shaping the industry.
Programs: The organization hosted a conference in san diego, ca. This event included a board of directors meeting, election of the 2014 - 2015 officers, educational sessions, including professional development, industry related technical and industry related overview sessions, and keynote addresses. The event also includes networking elements and opportunities to participate in a scholarship walk where an entry fee was used as a donation for future scholarships. The event also provides recipients of scholarships (students, instructors, and employees) to attend, learn, and network.
membership: to grow and retain a diverse and actively-engaged membership, while providing value-added benefits for members.
the organization hosts a most influential women (miw) award to recognize women who have enriched the collision repair industry with their leadership, vision, and commitment to excellence. The program's charter aligns with win's mission to "enhance the role of women in the industry" 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. The most influential women program has supported the industry by funding scholarships for prospective female students interested in pursuing a career in collision repair. Over 30% of miw recipients are currently, or have previously been members of win. Honorees have held positions in every facet of the collision repair industry, as shop owners, body and paint technicians, managers, wholesalers, lobbyists, suppliers, insurance adjusters, consultants, educators, editors and writers, and industry association directors.
the organization regularly maintains a website as a source of information and awareness of the organization and produces and distibutes a newsletter as a source of information, motivation, call to action and awareness of the organization.