Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:05

AkzoNobel Invests in WIN’s Future 


AkzoNobel, a longtime leader in recognizing and championing women in the collision repair industry, has again committed to be the exclusive Diamond sponsor for the Women’s Industry Network (WIN.)

AkzoNobel’s sponsorship supports many WIN initiatives, including scholarships, the Most Influential Women program, mentoring programs, regional events and the annual educational conference.


“At AkzoNobel, we want to make sure our workforce reflects the societies and markets where we do business because diverse teams enhance our ability to serve our customers," said John Griffin, regional commercial director, automotive and specialty coatings Americas. "Therefore, AkzoNobel supports the WIN mission to drive the future of collision repair by attracting, advancing and developing women.”


In 1999, AkzoNobel created the Most Influential Women award to help promote diversity and sustainability in the collision repair workforce. In 2006, WIN was established, and AkzoNobel has been a top tier sponsor each year.


AkzoNobel passed the stewardship of the Most Influential Women Awards program to WIN in 2013; since then, more than 90 women throughout North America have been recognized as leaders in the industry and the communities that they serve. 


WIN sponsorship is designed for companies that consider themselves leaders in the automotive sector by addressing the challenges facing the collision repair industry. This includes the engagement of women as vital contributors to the workforce.


Michelle Sullivan, strategic sales manager for AkzoNobel automotive and specialty coatings North America, and past WIN chair...

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