WIN Educational Conference

WIN Offers Free Webinar to Collision Industry

From CollisionWeek News

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) is hosting a 30‐minute informational webinar called Choice Management (Make the Shift)on Wednesday, October 28th at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Building on her recent WIN Educational Conference presentationTime Management –There’s No Such Thing, Ruth Weniger, CEO of Airbag Solutions and 2015 Most Influential Woman Award recipient, will go one step further and share the three most important things you can do to shift from ineffective “time management” to high performance Choice Management.

Registration for the webinar is available online.

With plenty of time for questions and discussion at the end, you will walk away with an entirely new way to look at how you organize and utilize the time available to you. Optimize your time and performance through effective choices in your work and personal life! The webinar is open to all women and men in the collision repair industry as well as students in collision education programs.

“WIN’s membership committee is hosting this webinar as part of our 2016 #ALLIN4WIN Membership Drive. We are excited to have Ruth present a follow-up to the presentation she gave at this year’s WIN conference. Time management is the number one stressor in most of our lives and exploring how a choice based life can relieve some of the pressure resonates with many busy professionals, male and female alike.As Ruth showed us in her Conference presentation, we have many choices to make over the course of our workday.Please chooseto spend 30 minutes with WIN to see how you can treat your time like currency and spend it wisely,” stated Mary Kunz, Marketing Director for Professional Parts Group and chair of WIN’s membership committee.

WIN Announces 2015 Conference in Baltimore May 4-6

From CollisionWeek News

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) announced that its 2015 Educational Conference will take place in Baltimore, Md. on May 4-6, 2015.

“After heading West for the 2013 and 2014 Conferences, our members expressed the desire to visit the eastern U.S. for 2015,” explained Jessica Rob of AkzoNobel and Co-Chair of the Conference Planning Committee. “Baltimore is the perfect answer to that request, combining accessibility with commerce, culture and historical charm.”

Overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott has been selected as the location for the event. “The hotel’s state of the art conference facilities will provide the perfect home for WIN,” declared Yolanda Sandor of BASF and Co-Chair with Rob.

In addition to the professional development programming, the Educational Conference will once again feature the Most Influential Women awards as part of the celebratory gala dinner, as well as the Annual Scholarship Walk fund raiser. Program specifics will be published as they become available.

“The 2015 WIN Educational Conference marks the 10th year of successful collaborations among WIN volunteers, members and sponsors. Our goal is always to provide the WIN membership and the collision industry a highly professional educational experience centered on professional networking, advancing business acumen and growing collision industry connections,” stated Denise Caspersen of National Autobody Parts Warehouse, Inc., who also serves as WIN’s Chair. “It’s exciting to see the plans underway by WIN member volunteers to deliver quality conference content, honor the Most Influential Women (MIW) in the industry, and connect WIN members.”

More information about the Conference is available online @

Women’s Industry Network 2014 Educational Conference Program Announced

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) Conference Committee announced that this year’s Conference attendees will “Power Up” to be the best they can be. This year’s event is scheduled for May 5-7, 2014 at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, Calif.

The Conference will kick off with featured keynote speaker Dr. Verna Cornelia Price, who will present “The Power of You!” a message of personal and professional understanding and empowerment. Colette Carlson, next up, will share her engaging message, The Hard, Cold Truth – Working Hard Isn’t Working. The program also features Bridging the Generational Gap, The Increasingly Interconnected APD Ecosystem, and Keys to Success. Additional workshop sessions over the non-stop two and a half day Conference include The Green Revolution, Mastering the Muck of Your Technology, and Truth About Negotiation: A$K and You Shall Succeed.

The latest information from WIN and the Conference Committee is available online – click here.

Nomination Time for Most Influential Women in Collision Repair

The deadline for nominations for Most Influential Women in Collision Repair is fast approaching. The Women’s Industry Network invites you to think about your colleagues and associates and who, among them, are most worthy of this prestigious award. Please consider nominating one or more of these industry influencers so they receive the recognition they so richly deserve. A nomination form can be downloaded in PDF – click here. Please complete and return via email to Beverly Rook-Twibell ( or mail to Beverly Rook-Twibell, 1820 N Corrington Avenue, Kansas City, MO  64120 before December 31, 2013.

For more information about the award or the gala celebration during the 2014 WIN Educational Conference in May, please go to