Women in Collision

22-year-old spray painting apprentice 
Lauren Neill of David Hand Smash has been an apprentice spray painter at David Hand Smash in Canberra for four years

One of our favourite events of the year, the Women in Smash lunch recognising a small number of significant women from bodyshops across Australia.

Our latest Women in Smash finalist Andrea McCarthy of McCarthy Panel Works, Queensland believes the more women in the industry, the merrier.

Meet the female force behind Mark McHugh Body Works in Queensland.

You have until this Friday to nominate.

Meet the superstar of Absolute Panel & Paint, Coffs Harbour.

This is your last chance to nominate yourself or an exceptional woman in your business for this year's award.

These women are proof that you can be both young and successful.

We're about to unveil our next finalists, but it's not too late to nominate!

“They're the backbone of the industry – they're the first port of call.”

We've increased the number of finalists to seven this year and plans for a seminar for industry women are coming on well.

Dianne Ruggeri from Europanels, Geelong is the first 2016 Women in Smash finalist - will someone from your shop be next?

Get nominating if you want your super woman recognised.

Ruth Barnard has racked up an impressive 40 Years at Smithfield Collision Repair Centre.

Entries are open for the 2016 awards plus a Women in Smash seminar is being planned.