Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Women in collision repair: Recent news yields encouraging signs of industry diversity - REPAIRER DRIVEN NEWS

by John Huetter
Originally published: May 9, 2016
Publisher: RepairerDrivenNews.com

Besides the obvious moral and American-dream imperative for businesses to welcome any hard, passionate worker,  there’s also a business case for encouraging more women to enter the male-dominated collision repair industry.

If you face a terrifying technician shortage — and both the auto body and mechanical repair industries do — it’d be suicide to write off 50 percent of the prospective American talent pool.

So for both these reasons, the auto body industry should welcome some recent Women’s Industry Network and media reports highlighting women in collision repair.

WIN, which the organization noted has grown to 500 members since it launched a decade ago, has wrapped up a busy month of electing new members to an expanded 19-member board, handing out five scholarships to women seeking collision repair or auto insurance careers and hosting its annual conference.