On March 8, people around the globe celebrated women leaders during International Women’s Day, and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is proud to have seen the pest management industry participate in this year’s initiative.
While there are women represented in all job roles across pest management businesses, they are an anomaly in our mostly male-dominated industry. NPMA strongly believes that sharing examples of successful women in pest management roles could inspire other women to join this changing industry and help close the gap. Below is a snapshot of the pest management companies who participated in celebrating #IWD2019:
Abell Pest Control
“Many of our team members are currently attending the Canadian Pest Management Conference in Calgary and we are very encouraged to see more women in the industry each year. There is great progress in pest control, creating many new opportunities for all! Thank you for your commitment to supporting women in all areas of business. Hope everyone is having a fantastic day celebrating.”
A&C Pest Management
“Happy International Women’s Day!”
Anchor Pest Control
“Celebrating International Women’s Day at Anchor Pest Control!”
“Happy International Women’s Day to our BedBug Central ladies and every other woman out there. We couldn’t do what we do without your help, persistence and patience, so thank you!”
“Celebrate the women in your lives, women like Carolina Pest technicians Michele, Angie and Colleen. Today is officially International Women’s Day but be sure to appreciate them every day of the year!”
“On #IWD2019 we’re reflecting on our 2018 efforts to increase gender diversity in our Pest Elimination business – increasing the number of women hired and promoted. We’re excited to continue these efforts as we strive for #BalanceforBetter. #HerImpactMatters”
“Today we celebrate #internationalwomensday @H2PEST will not be where it’s at without these women. Thank you for everything you guys do.”
“Today we are celebrating women leaders and the amazing social, economic, cultural and political achievements they have made and continue to make every day as well as the strong influence and impact they have on the world around us!”
In honor of International Women’s Day, MGK offered a giveaway on their social media account for a Real Women of Pest Management (RWOPM) tote bag and MGK water bottle to five professional women in pest management.
My Pest Pros
“It’s International Women’s Day. We would like to thank all the women who help make My Pest Pros a success. Thanks to Melanie, Debra, Lisa, Margaret, Sarah, Samantha, and all the moms who want somebody else to get rid of their pests!”
Nottingham Pest Control
“Happy International Women’s Day! Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”
NPMA’s Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM)
“Another great gathering last night at Pest Management Canada! Happy International Women’s Day!”
PWIPM of New England
“PWIPM of New England at the NEPMA Spring Training Seminar.”
Restoration Pest Management
“Women make great Pest Management Professionals!”
Spencer Pest Services
“It’s #InternationalWomensDay!! As a local business owned by women, we proudly celebrate the strong women in our industry, our community and around the world!”
Terminix Service, Inc.
Terminix posted a video on their social media pages celebrating the women in pest management. “Today, we join our collective voices to exterminate #GenderBias. We celebrate all of the women in our lives–family, friends and of course the women of the pest management industry.”
“It’s International Women’s Day! In celebration, we’re spotlighting the Women of Waynes & the boys are wearing pink! Tune in throughout the day & get to know some of our hardworking Women!”
NPMA thanks all who celebrated the successful women in our industry. “I am so proud to be a part of this amazing industry and can say watching the women grow over the past 20 years is nothing less than amazing,” stated NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf.
To learn more about NPMA’s initiatives for attracting, developing and supporting women in the pest management industry and to see how you can be involved, please visit the Professional Women in Pest Management website at www.pwipm.org.