Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM)
Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) is an affiliate group of NPMA whose mission is to attract, develop and support women in the pest management industry through educational programs, resources and peer networking.
Extend the networking experience of being part of PWIPM. Join PWIPM on Facebook by logging onto www.facebook.com and search for "Professional Women in Pest Management."
Join Us at Our PWIPM Events During PestWorld 2014
PWIPM Council Meeting
Wednesday, October 22, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
PWIPM Pre-Race Kickoff Party
Wednesday, October 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
PWIPM Ladies Lounge
Thursday, October 23, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. & Friday, October 24, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
PWIPM 5K Fun Run/Walk
PWIPM members attending PestWorld are encouraged to attend our PWIPM 5K Fun Run/Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness.
The PWIPM 5K run/walk celebrates its fifth year this year! Held annually during Breast Cancer Awareness month, this event has raised nearly $40,000 in support of breast cancer research. This year, PWIPM has established a fundraising goal of $10,000 that will be contributed to Avon Foundation for Women. Let's join together, put on our running/walking shoes and make a difference in someone's life! Sign up for this event on the registration form by clicking here.
PWIPM Annouced 2014 Professional Empowerment Grant Recipient
The National Pest Management Association's (NPMA) affiliate organization Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM), is pleased to announce the recipient of the PWIPM Professional Empowerment Grant is Mariluz Jimenez of HomeTeam Pest Defense in San Antonio, Texas.
Mariluz Jimenez has worked in the pest control industry as a sales consultant for the past six years. According to Central Region Vice President Mike Johnson, "Mari possesses outstanding [skills]. Her sense of urgency, ability to create empathetic relationships with customers, and desire to excel are keys to her success. She is an asset to HomeTeam Pest Defense." Upon acknowledge of her winning the award, Jimenez stated: "Being selected as the Empowerment grant recipient is proof that if you reach for every opportunity as they present themselves, more doors will open, and we can soar farther than we think. Wayne Gretzky once said 'You miss 100% of the shots that we don't take'. I'm extremely grateful for this award and I look forward to using it to the best of my abilities."
As the recipient of the grant, Jimenez will receive funding to advance her career or education in the pest management industry, as well as a trip to PestWorld 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The grant will be awarded during the PWIPM reception at PestWorld on October 22, 2014.
Professional Women in Pest Management is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2013 PWIPM Scholarship, Suzanne Wagner, Learning and Development Manager at Rentokil North America.
As the recipient of the annual scholarship, Wagner will receive funding to further her career, as well as a trip to Phoenix for PestWorld 2013. The scholarship will be awarded there at the Professional Women In Pest Management reception on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
The PWIPM Annual Scholarship is for women interested in advancing or securing a career in the pest management industry. The recipient may use the scholarship to defer costs related to advancing their education and/or career in the pest management industry.
Past PWIPM Scholarship Recipient Testimonials
Charity Lowder - 2012 Recipient
"I can not thank PWIPM enough for allowing me the opportunity to attend PestWorld 2012. The entire PestWorld experience was so beneficial and very educational! PWIPM's dedication to women in the pest industry encouraged me to take the extra initiative to move up through the ranks and reach my full potential.
The scholarship was put to great use, by paying for my winter 2012 semester at Central Piedmont Community College. I am currently enrolled at CPCC working toward an associates degree in business. The associates degree gives me the tools that are needed to handle anything, and interact with employees of all levels.
Furthering my education will equip me with the knowledge to take on extra responsibilities and move up as a successful woman in the pest control industry!"
Laura Corbin - 2012 Recipient
"The PWIPM scholarship gave me many opportunities I wouldn't otherwise have had. It allowed me to attend PestWorld, NPMA Academy, and several other local training classes, all of which I thoroughly enjoyed. I have been able to further my education in the pest industry, and I will be forever grateful for the experience."
Sarah Thomas-Clark - 2009 Recipient
"The pest management industry has been a part of my family since 1949. Within the pest management industry, we are fortunate to have many networking opportunities and the ability to foster relationships with other individuals. PWIPM consists of females who have a passion for the pest management industry. PWIPM recognized my efforts and selected me for the scholarship in 2009 affording me the opportunity to attend Pest World in Las Vegas that year.
The scholarship provided me with funds to complete my Bachelor's Degree in Communication from SUNY New Paltz. Upon graduation I knew my passion was with pest management. I assumed the role of Marketing Specialist for my father's company and am now Vice President of my family owned business. My association with PWIPM has fostered endearing relationships with women who I admire and enjoy the same ambitions and objectives as I do.
I encourage any female within the pest management industry to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship and Pest World experience will foster your growth professionally and inspire you to make a difference in your community and the industry.
NPMA Names 2013 Women of Excellence Award Recipient
2013 marked the fifth year of recognizing women's contributions to the industry with the NPMA Woman of Excellence Award. Marie Horner, Assistant Director of Operations for Terminix Company, was the recipient of the 2013 honor. To view recipients of previous years, click here.
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PWIPM Merchandise — New PWIPM Ties & Shirts!
Join professional women in pest management in showing support for PWIPM by wearing the latest PWIPM apparel. A portion of all sales are contributed to the PWIPM Scholarship Fund. Now available for purchase — men's ties and shirts have just arrived. Get yours today by calling (800) 678-6722.
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