Thank you to the hundreds who joined us for the 2020 Women in Collision Seminar & Awards livestream on Friday 4 December. On the plus side the livestream made it a much bigger event in terms of numbers than at our regular in person event, on the minus side we didn’t get to network. We hope that as so many more people tuned in and got a taste for what the event would be live that next year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. 

Firstly thank you to our sponsors who make the awards and seminar possible. Thank you to IAG who has been behind this recognition program from day 1. It was great to have IAG’s Troy Johns Specialist - Industry Relations at IAG there to co-host the awards presentation.

Thanks also to our supporting sponsors BASF, DNS/iBodyshop and Partscheck.

Our keynote speaker was Charmaine Keegan, Director and Head Trainer at Smart Selling. Her presentation was about how to think of sales not as selling but as assisting the customer. 

She had some interesting insights into what language to use to both encourage sales and consumer confidence. You can watch all of the presentations on our livestream which will stay on the website. 

Next Veronica Jory, Head of People and Experience at RepairHub gave an insightful presentation on workplace culture, defining it and giving pointers on how to achieve a good one. 

Our final speaker was the bubbly Britney Duff former paint technician, rugby star and now a paint representative. Duff shared her journey with us and it was great to see how truly passionate she is about both her job and the industry.

Then it was time to announce the winners - we’ll be profiling each winner in the January issue of the magazine and, again, you can hear about why they were nominated and their responses on the livestream.


2020 Women in Collision Award Winners

The winners are selected by a panel of the previous year’s winners from the Survey Monkey forms where nominees or nominators tell us why that nominee should win. Congratulations to all of the winners from the team at Paint & Panel.


Dacoda Endacott Paint technician & trainee estmator NSW

Amber Gabelich Riviera Panels Paintshop Foreman

Admin & Customer Service Award

Emma Coates Grieve Panel Beaters in WA

Hayley Wilkinson DSI Panels Croydon in VIC

Parts Manager (sponsored by PartsCheck)

Sharon Hay Bert Bennett Panel Centre WA

Abbie Folmer RepairHub Banyo QLD


Katy Hennessey Brahims Bodyworks QLD

Sandra Noach iQBodygroup VIC

Industry Supplier Representative

Tarny Hayward Wallaby Crash Supplies NSW

Sandra Gaitatzis Torque Factor VIC

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