NPMA to host International PWIPM Leadership Forum


March 12, 2020



Editor’s Note: We originally reported that this event would take place May 13-15, but as of March 31, the event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will now take place Nov. 8-10.

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is hosting the International Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) Leadership Forum.

The three-day forum is designed to empower female leaders and their male counterparts, while inspiring pest control businesses. Registration is open now and those interested in attending can view the full program online.

It will take place Nov. 8-10 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, Calif. Hotel rooms can be reserved at the discounted rate. Attendees can call 619-232-1234 and reference group code “G Pest” to receive the discounted room rate of $269 plus taxes and a $25 destination fee per night.

The conference speakers will discuss important topics and issues that women face in the pest management industry. Presentations will include:

  • Kristen Hadeed, “Permission to Screw Up – How I Learned to Lead by Doing (almost) Everything Wrong”
  • Tracey Wilen, “Digital Disruption: The Future of Work, Skills, Leadership, Education and Careers in a Digital World”
  • Bonnie Marcus, “What Women Can Do to Successfully Navigate the Workplace Today”

The NPMA will have two community service opportunities during the event. A Dress for Success Drive encourages attendees to bring an article of professional clothing to donate for a local women’s shelter. (i.e. new or gently used blazers, blouses, dresses, slacks, heels, etc.) And community service project will also take place during the event’s Welcome Reception on Wed., May 13.

The International PWIPM Leadership Forum is sponsored by Bayer (premiere sponsor), Rollins Inc. (platinum sponsor), and Certus, Target Specialty Products, Terminix, Massey Services and ServicePro (gold sponsors).


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