Abell Pest Control named 2024 Best Workplace for Women


March 13, 2024

Abell Pest ControlAbell Pest Control was recognized as a 2024 Best Workplace for Women by Great Place to Work.

The list is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work-Certified and have high scores from employees on the Trust Index survey.

“In the past, gender stereotypes and concerns about physical demands may have deterred women from considering opportunities in Pest Control,” Sara Cromwell, vice president of people excellence at Abell Pest Control, said in the news release. “However, over the last decade, Abell has made significant strides in altering these perceptions. Through our partnership with the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) organization, and our training programs, we are dedicated to raising awareness and empowering women to pursue rewarding careers in pest management.”

Great Place to Work is a global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Based in Oakland, Calif., the global research and consulting firm provides the benchmarks and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In Canada, Great Place to Work produces both industry and demographic-specific Best Workplace lists and represents the voices of 500,000 employees across the industry. This is part of the world’s largest annual workplace study, recognizing the world’s Best Workplaces in a series of national lists including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA).

As a member of the National Pest Management Association’s PWIPM Council and the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Task Force, Cromwell said she is happy about the growing recognition of this shift.

“Over the past decade, we’ve witnessed remarkable growth within our female workforce,” Cromwell added. “Our total number of female employees in the field has surged by an impressive 115 percent, and the number of women holding management positions has risen by 75 percent. Fast forward to 2024, and the positive momentum persists: There’s been a 38 percent increase in women in management roles, while the total number of female team members in the field has risen by 44 percent.”

Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Abell was recognized as a Best Workplace for Women for its commitment to continual growth and development. Upon joining the team, women are integrated into a training program through Abell University. Paired with professionals who serve as mentors, new team members receive comprehensive guidance to ensure their success within the company.


About the Author

Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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