The Women in Collision awards, now in their sixth year, were created to recognise the outstanding contribution women make to what is undoubtedly a male dominated industry. The awards have been supported from their inception by IAG.
From shop owners to technicians in the workshop and every conceivable role in between, there are women who are the backbone of successful autobody businesses across the country. The awards have grown and matured to include women from industry suppliers and this year a solo category for female parts managers which is sponsored by Parts Check. BASF and IBodyshop have also come on board as supporting sponsors for the awards and seminar.
Nominate a talented, determined, successful woman who makes a positive impact on your autobody repair facility for the 2020 Women in Collision awards on the Paint & Panel website.
Winners will be profiled in the magazine and presented their awards at the Women in Collision seminar later this year which will take place in Sydney – depending on coronavirus restrictions. The closed Women in Collision Facebook group now has over 250 members who regularly share knowledge and opinions – all women in the industry are welcome to join.
Two winners will be picked in five categories; you'll find the information in our Women in Collision tab in the events and awards section on the Paint & Panelwebsite:
- Female technician/estimator
- Admin/customer service
- Parts manager
- Industry supplier representative
The 2020 winners are selected by the previous year’s winners. Entrants can be nominated by their colleagues or nominate themselves. The nominee or nominator must fill out a Survey Monkey form telling us all about the woman’s role in the business and why she deserves to win. Finalists will be flown (where appropiate) to the venue for the seminar and award presentation and will make up the 2021 judging panel.
If you have nominated someone before and they were not selected as a winner please nominate again. It’s a different panel of judges each year and maybe you just needed to add a bit more detail to the Survey Monkey judging form. The act of nominating your team member is what counts so that they know they are valued. We will publish all the names of the women nominated.