2023 NPMA Women’s Forum


June 15, 2023


Recipients of the 2023 NPMA Impact Awards gathered for a group photo. Women who work in any capacity for a pest control supplier or company are eligible to be considered for the award. PHOTOS: ORIANAPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) launched the Women’s Forum as an opportunity for women and men throughout the pest management industry to create an inclusive environment for all members of their teams. Now in its third year, the 2023 event took place May 9-11 at the Charleston Marriott in South Carolina. During this engaging program, participants attended sessions on inspiring and impactful leadership, networked during interactive workshops and breakout sessions, heard from groundbreaking keynote speakers, and celebrated women across the industry.

The 2023 NPMA Impact Awards for Women in Pest Management also were presented during the event. Check out the full list of winners here.

Event sponsors included Arrow Exterminators, Cook’s Pest Control, Ecolab, Envu, FieldRoutes, Nisus, Rollins, Target Specialty Products, WorkWave and the South Carolina Pest Control Association’s Professional Women in Pest Management organization.

Plans for next year’s NPMA Women’s Forum are already underway. In addition, the call for nominations for the 2024 Impact Awards will open in January.

Visit womensforum.npmapestworld.org and NPMAPestWorld.org/events for details.


The Women’s Forum is designed to facilitate networking and encourage participation among attendees. Here, Amber Jiminez of Arrow Exterminators comments during the question-and-answer session of a presentation. PHOTOS: ORIANAPHOTOGRAPHY.COM



NPMA President-elect Marillian Missiti of Buono Pest Control led an interactive workshop on leadership. PHOTOS: ORIANAPHOTOGRAPHY.COM



2022 Impact Award winners (from left) Dawn Marie Aguayo, Orkin Pest Control; Jennifer Fox, Rentokil Terminix; and Jennifer Gray, Waynes Pest Control Services; comprised a panel that focused on making a difference from the technical, customer service and sales points of view. PHOTOS: ORIANAPHOTOGRAPHY.COM



Allie Allen, BCE, executive director for the NPMA’s QualityPro program, helped close the meeting by reminding attendees to reflect on their time together, set intentions for the future, and give feedback for future Women’s Forum events. PHOTOS: ORIANAPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

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You can reach JOHNSON, NPMA VP of marketing and communications, at jjohnson@pestworld.org.

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