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Over $5,000 Raised by WIN’s Annual Scholarship Walk

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Day two at the WIN conference started off with the Annual Scholarship Walk Presented by Enterprise, where over 100 women took to the streets of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Over $5,000 was raised through individual and corporate donations. The funds will be directed toward WIN’s various scholarship programs.

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“WIN’s annual scholarship walk has become a tradition at the conference. This was a record year for donations, and we are grateful to all the women who participated; to our presenting sponsor, Enterprise; and to our other corporate donors, PPG and Car-Part.com. These funds will allow WIN to continue to offer scholarships to students and other industry participants,” said Stacee Royce of 3M, who chaired the scholarship walk sub-committee.

Following the walk, attendees were treated to a humorous, positive and thought-provoking keynote address on “Using Your Feminine Force for Good Car-ma” by Lauren Fix, recognized automotive and lifestyle expert and owner of Automotive Aspects Inc.

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Dr. Sara Mednick, PH.D, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California-San Diego delivered an insightful presentation on sleep patterns and the benefits of napping on memory and productivity. The afternoon continued with breakout topics on Hot Button Employment Issues and Lean in the Front Office.

The conference concluded with a panel discussion on Emerging Technologies & Repairability moderated by Ruth Weniger of Airbag Solutions. Panelists included: Sandee Lindorfer, Allstate Insurance; Jamison Cummings, Tesla Motors; Derek Naidoo, Auto Body Speed Shop; and Mark Olsen, VeriFacts Automotive. The panelists and attendees discussed hybrids, new safety systems and other new technologies facing the collision repair industry and the challenges and opportunities they present.

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