Women’s Industry Network names 2015 Most Influential Women in Collision winners

March 13, 2015
The Women’s Industry Network announced the 2015 honorees for the Most Influential Women of the collision industry in 2015.
The Women’s Industry Network (WIN®) is delighted to announce this year’s honorees for the prestigious Most Influential Women (MIW) of the collision industry for 2015. After reviewing nominations and interviewing a number of amazing women, four inspiring industry leaders were selected to receive MIW honors:

·       Cheryl Boswell, CFO, DCR Systems LLC, Duluth, Georgia

·       Lauren Fix, President, Automotive Aspects Inc., Lancaster, New York

·       Lisa Siembab, Owner, CARSTAR Berlin, Berlin, Connecticut

·       Ruth Weniger, CEO, Airbag Solutions LLC, Ivins, Utah

“The nominees this year showcased a breadth of responsibilities,” stated Russell Long, President of Change Innovations. “I was impressed with their dedication, creativity and accomplishments. The Award recipients reflect well-rounded profiles of achievement in their jobs, in the collision repair industry and in their communities.” Long’s organization, a business consulting and executive coaching group, was contracted as an independent third-party entity to conduct the interviews and select the honorees.

The Most Influential Women award recognizes women who have enriched the collision repair industry with their leadership, vision, and commitment to excellence. “Each year, women from different facets of the collision repair industry are selected for their passion and commitment to progressive and positive evolution of the industry,” stated Denise Caspersen, WIN chair. “There is so much opportunity for women to have rewarding careers—the sky is really the limit for those with skill, creativity and a strong work ethic.”

The MIW program's charter aligns with WIN’s mission to “enhance the role of women in the industry.” For over 14 years it has recognized more than 80 women for their professional accomplishments and for going beyond requirements of their positions to give back to their communities.  “We are proud of the fact that MIW recipients are active and visible in the industry for years after they received the MIW award,” said Margaret Knell, Director of Corporate Administration at I-CAR, a 2001 MIW Honoree, and Co-Chair of the 2015 MIW Committee. 

Established in 1999 by AkzoNobel, WIN acquired stewardship of the Most Influential Women program in 2013.

When the WIN Educational Conference convenes in Baltimore, MD on May 4-6, 2015, the MIW honorees will be celebrated during a gala awards dinner. Registration for the conference and dinner will open in early March.  For more information, go to www.womensindustrynetwork.com and click on “Conference.”

WIN is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, developing and cultivating opportunities to attract women to collision repair while recognizing excellence, promoting leadership, and fostering a network among the women who are shaping the industry. For more information go to www.womensindustrynetwork.com

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