Thursday, 21 October 2010 16:08

Women’s Industry Network Hosts Events and Sessions at NACE, Brings Information to Girl Scouts

The number of women entering the collision repair industry has been quite substantial in recent years, and is further encouraged by events and sessions put on by the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) at the NACE expo this year.

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WIN sponsored the Women’s Professional Development Track which included a total of five sessions during the event, as well as having their own booth on the expo floor.


SkillsUSA automotive refinishing technology winner Kayla Toncik was on hand at the WIN booth to talk about her recent SkillsUSA win and her upcoming trip to WorldSkills in London in 2011.

WIN is also sponsoring Kayla’s upcoming WorldSkill trip and presented her with $10,000 for the event on the NACE floor; Kayla was the first female to win a gold medal in automotive refinishing technology at SkillsUSA in 2009.

“Kayla is a talented young woman who deserves this honor, and we are pleased to be able to assist in sending her to this world stage,” said Kim White, WIN’s Chair.

Collision Hub, NABC, I-CAR and WIN also brought in the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada to tour the expo in the program called Tools for Success.

“We hope girls realize this is a viable career track for women,” said Kristen Felder, CEO and founder of Collision Hub, “We need more women in this industry.”

The Girl Scouts toured the expo, visiting sponsoring booths from WIN, CCC, Insurance Auto Auctions, Collision Hub (with Esurance), Car-O-Liner, Ford, 3M, Enterprise, NABC, PPG, ASA and AzkoNobel.

The tour ended at the NABC booth where the girls were each given a 51-piece tool bag called the “tools for success.”

For more information on WIN please visit: www.womensindustrynetwork.com.

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