Women of Excellence

The National Pest Management Association's (NPMA's) Women of Excellence Award, presented by Orkin, recognizes women who advance the pest management industry every day, in every way.

The international honor is open to women across the pest management industry - PMP's, manufacturers, research organizations, etc. - who demonstrate outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession, their business, and other women in the industry.

An independent judges' panel will select one award recipient who will be recognized at NPMA's PestWorld 2012 Convention, October 17-20 in Boston.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for nomination?

All nominees must be women who currently work in the pest management industry (PMP, manufacturer, researcher).

How will the nominations be evaluated? Who will select the winner?

An esteemed and independent judges' panel - comprised of professionals with backgrounds in pest control, human resources, and other industries - will select the award recipient. Judges for 2011 are:

Who are prior winners?

2011 marked the third year of recognizing women's contributions to the industry. Jennifer Leggett, president of Lindsey Pest Services, was the recipient of the 2011 honor. (press release).

When can I submit my nomination?

Award nominations will be open from April 2-May 31, 2012. The winner will be announced at the end of August.

How do I submit a nomination?

To nominate a candidate, please submit the form below. Nominees may self-submit or may be nominated by others.

If you have any technical questions regarding a nomination, please contact Dominique Stumpf at dstumpf@pestworld.org or by phone at (703) 352-6762.

Nomination Form


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Please describe the nominee's contributions to the industry. Industry contributions will account for 50% of the nominee's total score (1,000 character limit).


Please offer illustration of the nominee's leadership contributions to her company. Please note that such contributions need not be as an executive, but may be demonstrated at any level of employment. Examples of corporate leadership will contribute 25% of the nominee's total score (1,000 character limit).


Please describe examples of the nominee's personal leadership, community involvement, and stewardship of future women leaders. Contributions in this area will account for 25% of the nominee's total score (1,000 character limit).


Please use this space to offer any additional reasons or illustrations of why the nominee should be considered for NPMA's Women of Excellence Award (1,000 character limit).