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Friday, 16 March 2018 18:45

WIN Event Highlights Talent Development, Career Management in Collision Industry

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During the WIN event, attendees had the opportunity to learn more about WIN and listen to an interactive panel discussion. During the WIN event, attendees had the opportunity to learn more about WIN and listen to an interactive panel discussion.

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During the panel discussion, the representatives talked about some of the challenges they have faced and why they decided to join the industry. Panelists also provided advice for those looking to work in collision repair.

 

“I think as women, building credibility is much more difficult and it can be constantly exhausting to have to prove yourself,” said Rittinger. “I think if you are persistent, consistent and can add value, you can get anywhere.”

 

5 how-to’s for women in the collision repair industry based on the panel discussion:


How to communicate effectively with male counterparts:


Panelists discussed female communication styles in the workplace and offered tips on how to better communicate. These included communicating logically and in a linear fashion as well as avoiding emotion and understanding that everyone has a prejudice of some sort.

 

“We are there to do a job and to stay laser-focused on what the goals of our position are,” said Wagner, who has 23 years of experience in the auto rental industry and represented the HR/talent acquisition perspective.

 

How to be viewed as an expert:


Attendees talked about the issue of women who feel they need to “prove themselves” in the industry, both externally with customers and internally with male co-workers and supervisors. After sharing stories of their own, the panelists stressed the importance of demanding to show expertise by demonstrating knowledge with customers and coworkers and ignoring overt biases at times.


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