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Thursday, 22 September 2016 17:25

WIN Kicks Off Sponsorship Campaign for 2017

In 2017, the Women’s Industry Network (WIN®) will begin its second decade as an organization that remains committed to its mission of engaging women in the collision repair industry.


The organization depends upon the support and generosity of individuals and organizations in the industry to do so. 


The 2017 Sponsorship Campaign has officially begun and will run through January 6. Susanna Gotsch, chair of the sponsorship committee, commented on the importance of industry sponsorship, stating, “As an all-volunteer non-profit network, our ability to develop programs to support our members, and ultimately our industry, depends upon the support and generosity of our sponsors across diverse industry segments. We are grateful for the confidence the industry has shown and look forward to cultivating new sponsor relationships this year.”


According to WIN, 2016 was another great year for the organization. WIN experienced increases in membership numbers, industry sponsorship, communications, attendance at the WIN Educational Conference, scholarship support, visibility at industry events, and recognition of the Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry program.


WIN awarded the College Student Tuition and Conference Scholarship Award to five young women who have chosen to study in the collision repair industry. At its annual Educational Conference, WIN also honored another outstanding female professional with the “Most Influential Women” (MIW) award. The MIW program recognizes women who have enriched the industry with their leadership, vision, and commitment to excellence. Each scholarship winner was then paired with an MIW honoree to create mentoring relationships to support the young women entering the industry.


Corporate Sponsorships are currently being sought to allow WIN to continue to expand its programs of education, networking and mentorship. A variety of sponsorship opportunities exist to support the organization’s activities.


Additional sponsorships are also available to support key initiatives like the $12,500 “WIN Technology Initiative Founder’s Sponsorship” presented by AkzoNobel to the organization during the 2016 WIN Educational Conference.


Sponsors are recognized on the WIN website, in all promotional opportunities, signage and verbal acknowledgments during member functions, as well as WIN activities at NACE and other industry events.


"As we begin our second decade, sponsor support in 2017 will help WIN continue to provide programs that support the professional development of women. WIN remains committed to finding new ways to recruit, retain and support women in the Collision Repair Industry," a statement from the organization read.


For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susanna Gotsch (sgotsch@cccis.com or 312-229-2952) or visit www.womensindustrynetwork.com.