Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM)


What is PWIPM all about?

Professional Women in Pest Management’s purpose is to attract, develop and support women in the pest management industry. 

Who is PWIPM?

Professional Women in Pest Management is for anyone! The committee is comprised of Chairs: Sylvia Kenmuir and Lauren Thrasher, Secretary: Jacqui Clark and Media Rep: Chaz Estrada. These individuals volunteer their time to support women in our industry!! Anyone and everyone are encouraged to attend the committee meetings, fundraising efforts, and to support this great group! 

What does PWIPM offer to Women in the Pest Management Industry?

Professional Women in Pest Management gives back several ways!

PWIPM is currently excepting nominations for their “Women of Excellence Award.” Nominations are due March 1 and winner will be announced at the Legislative Breakfast that will take place on April 14, 2020 (see below). The winner of this award will receive a plaque, paid entrance to 2020 Expo (including 2 nights stay, at the hotel where Expo is taking place, and $200 to go towards food expenses)

Women of Excellence Award Nomination Form – NEW FORM TO COME (9/9/2021)

If you know a woman, in the pest industry, who demonstrates outstanding leadership and has made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession, their business and other women in the industry, please nominate her for PWIPM’s Women of Excellence Award.

Instructions are included in the link.

PWIPM organizes a 5k Walk/Run at our Annual Expo. The money that is collected from registrations directly funds the Women of Excellence Award winnings. More information for their upcoming 5k Walk/Run will be released as we get closer to our 2020 The Future of Pest Control Expo. 

PWIPM also hosts a “Cocktail Hour” at the September and December Board of Directors Meetings. PWIPM’s “Cocktail Hour” aims to bring awareness to the group and to bring the industry together through a fun evening. These events are funded by some great companies in an effort to make these a no cost event for attendees. 

Events in the past:

Women of Excellence Award Announcement at the PWIPM Breakfast on April 13, 2020 at Legislative Days. Assemblymember Blanca Rubio was our speaker!

Thank you our sponsors:

Expo 2019 5k Walk/Run was sponsored by:

September 2019 “Cocktail Hour” was sponsored by:


December 2019 “Cocktail Hour” was sponsored by: