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.
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2013 Legislative Day
PWIPM activities will be held in conjunction with NPMA's annual Legislative Day program which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill on March 17-19, 2013. Click here to view the full program so you can plan accordingly. PWIPM members attending Legislative Day are encouraged to attend the PWIPM Council Meeting on Sunday at 12:30pm as we will continue the dialogue for our educational programs for the year and fundraising strategies and scholarship awareness campaign.
As you'll recall from our last meeting held in conjunction with PestWorld 2012, PWIPM is launching a 2 year program, Safety in the Workplace. The first of our educational programs will be held during Legislative Day, featuring Linda Midyett with PestSure. Learn more below on what will be covered.
Safer Drivers-protecting yourself from the mistakes of others
Safer Drivers-protecting yourself from the mistakes of others
Most of us do a pretty good job behind the wheel because let's face it; it's a matter of self-preservation. However, even the very best drivers make mistakes. The average driver makes thousands of mistakes over the life span during which they drive. In this session, we will learn about many of the most common mistakes being made while driving and how to protect ourselves from the mistakes of others. In addition, this session will include actions you can start implementing today to become a better driver and make fewer mistakes. As it relates to your fleet, driver training and improvement is never a task you will be able to move to the "done" list. Driver training is continual but the time you spend talking about safe driving in your organization is time very well spent. Today's session will give you some key areas of focus to get your driver safety initiatives zooming.
Click here to register for Legislative Day.
PWIPM Annual Scholarship
The Professional Women in Pest Management, is announcing their Annual Scholarship for one female interested in advancing or securing a career in the pest management industry. This scholarship may be used by the recipient to defer costs related to advancing their education and/or career in the pest management industry. The scholarship will be a minimum of $1000. It also includes $500 towards travel expenses to attend the National Pest Management Association’s PestWorld 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona in October 2013. The scholarship will be awarded there at the Professional Women In Pest Management reception on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. The successful recipient(s) will be notified by August 15, 2013.
Deadline for submission: July 1, 2013
- Female currently employed in pest management industry
- Minimum of 2 years experience in the industry
To be submitted:
- Resume with work experience outlined in the pest management industry
- Essay (to be no more than 2 pages long (500-1000 words, see below)
- 2 letters of recommendation (sealed and signed by author)
- What future changes as a female do you anticipate in the pest management industry?
- How does your practical experience or interest in advancing your career in the pest management industry qualify you for this scholarship and how will the scholarship money enable you to further your career?
Letters of recommendation should comment on the student’s goals and motivation and answer the following questions:
- Does the applicant have a strong interest in the pest management industry?
- What steps has the applicant taken to prepare/advance her career in the pest management industry?
Scholarship recipient will be required to submit an article (no more than 500 words) to PWIPM within 90 days of receipt outlining the benefit of the scholarship, how the funds will be used and progress being made in her career objectives.
Submit all required documents in one envelope by the July 1, 2013 deadline to:
Dominique Stumpf, CMP
Professional Women in Pest Management
10460 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
NPMA Names 2012 Women of Excellence Award Recipient
NPMA recently announced Judy Black, vice president of technical services for Steritech's pest prevention division,as this year's recipient of the Women of Excellence Award, presented by Orkin. Black will be honored by peers for her numerous accomplishments and industry contributions on Oct. 19 during PestWorld 2012 in Boston.
"We are thrilled to honor Judy for her contributions to the industry as she embodies the spirit of the award in every way," noted Rob Lederer, executive vice president of NPMA. "Throughout her 25-year career, not only has Judy contributed ably to her employers, but has been an industry advocate. NPMA is proud to join with Orkin through the Women of Excellence Award to celebrate the contributions of women, like Judy, to the pest management profession."
Since joining Steritech in 1994, Black has worked in a variety of technical and management roles, stepping into the position of technical director in 2005. She was promoted to vice president in early 2012. A graduate of West Virginia University, she received her bachelor of science in agriculture with an emphasis in environmental protection, as well as a master of science in entomology. She is a board certified entomologist and a member of Pi Chi Omega, the national pest control fraternity. Black also served as chair on the NPMA Technical Committee for a number of years, served on the inaugural Bed Bug Blue Ribbon Task Force and was the director of the Certification Board for the Entomological Society of America.
Orkin USA President John Wilson remarked, "Orkin is proud to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of women in the pest management industry by sponsoring the Women of Excellence Award for the fourth consecutive year. We are honored to sponsor an award that highlights the top talent in our industry."
Women For Hire
Founded in 1999 as the first and only company devoted to a comprehensive array of recruitment services for women, Women For Hire offers signature career expos, inspiring speeches and seminars, a popular career-focused magazine and customized branding programs. The Women for Hire Web site, www.womenforhire.com, offers a wide variety of career-related information and videos geared toward working women, and an online job board that helps leading employers connect with top-notch professional women in all fields.
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.
If you are interested in learning more about PWIPM and how to be involved, please contact Dominique Stumpf at firstname.lastname@example.org.