PWIPM of New England hosts first Leadership Summit


November 25, 2019

Twenty-eight women attended the PWIPM of New England's first Leadership Summit. PHOTO: PWIPM OF NEW ENGLAND

Twenty-eight women attended the PWIPM of New England’s first Leadership Summit. PHOTO: PWIPM OF NEW ENGLAND

The Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) of New England held its inaugural Leadership Summit.

The focus of this year’s event was “Women Who Lead: How to Influence, Empower & Inspire,” and the session was run by Marinn Bengel, director of HR at Forshaw. The discussion centered on influencing from within, empowering teams and inspiring others.

Twenty-eight women attended from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

“Marinn brought new insights to our professional women’s group on leadership skills, how to influence, empower and inspire others pertaining to your business and your personal life,” says Marillian Buono-Missiti, president of Buono Pest Control in Belmont, Mass., and chair of the PWIPM of New England. “She also role played with a brief coaching session and engaged the group in partnering up with one another to share experiences and ideas about becoming a successful leader. It was a pleasure for her to share her wisdom and coaching with the PWIPM of New England.”

The meeting was sponsored by Forshaw, the New England Pest Management Association (NEPMA), and PWIPM of New England.

The mission of PWIPM of New England is to empower women in the pest management industry through recruitment, education, mentoring and professional development. The Leadership Summit is a program for NEPMA members who are motivated to improve their leadership and teamwork skills.

The next development workshop will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Woburn, Mass. The topic is “Being a Pest Management PROFESSIONAL” and will be led by George Williams, ACE, from Univar Solutions.


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