During the event, WIN Board members Denise Caspersen and Petra Schroeder met with those attending, including a group of young women from South Garland High School, in Garland, Texas. Instructor Craig Baughman is a technical instructor for the Auto Collision Repair Technology program at the high school who encouraged his students to attend.
"Every year we have more and more young women enter our Auto Collision Repair program," Baughman stated. "We are excited about the opportunity to have them invited to join the Women's Industry Network. I believe relationships which have the potential to develop will influence and encourage their lives more than words ever will."
Students from South Garland High School, in Garland Texas were awarded student memberships to WIN, the Women's Industry Network.
Petra Schroeder, WIN Board Member and Brand Development Manager at Axalta Coating Systems donated five WIN Student Memberships to the group after meeting them.
"I was immediately impressed with the positive attitude that these young ladies displayed. We had a great conversation. That’s when I wanted to ‘capture’ them for WIN, providing all of us with opportunities to learn from each other. I look forward to meeting them again soon."
WIN offers support for women interested in a career in the collision industry through scholarship, networking and mentoring opportunities.
The Dallas, TX CREF event was hosted by the Team Vandergriff Collision Center in Arlington TX.
To learn more, go to http://thewomensindustrynetwork.com.