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Women's Achievements to be Honored

Akzo Nobel’s Car Refinishes business in the United States is this week staging its sixth Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry awards gala.

Being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the awards program is designed to recognize the efforts of an elite group of women who are rewarded for excelling in their communities, their industry and their business.

Nominations for this year’s awards closed in July and the winners will be announced on Thursday (November 4) at the special gala event.

The honor made collision repair history when it was created in 1999, being the only industry award to recognize the achievements of women in a business traditionally dominated by men.

Said one of last year's winners: "Sometimes you need to be recognized and encouraged in order to keep going. The event itself is remarkable and Akzo Nobel made me feel like a queen for the day.”

Earlier this year, the company also expanded the education endowment it awards to a special initiative designed to help women pursue careers in the collision repair industry, which is run in conjunction with the I-CAR Education Foundation.

(Released: November 3, 2004)

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