Nicky Turner, President of Women in Pest Management, shares the key dates for industry events lined up for 2023. 

Coming to the end of a busy year, Women in Pest Management (WIPM) is celebrating its ever-growing membership base and looking ahead to 2023. All projects and events are locked in for the next twelve months; dates for the diary are below.


2023 WIPM Leadership Development Workshops – July 5-7

The 2023 WIPM Leadership Development Workshops, which will align with the Termite Professional Conference, are going ahead thanks to the interest shown by potential attendees. The WIPM committee has been busy organising workshops featuring speakers from the pest management industry who will provide invaluable presentations on leadership and wellbeing. The aim of the workshops is to inspire attendees to find new, innovative ways of developing and managing people and to improve mental resilience, as well as looking after the mental wellbeing of employees.

Women In Pest Management will proudly host the 2023 workshops with tickets available soon. For more information on the workshops contact the coordinator Eliza Urey at [email protected]


National WIPM Networking Big Breakfast – July 7

The National WIPM Networking Big Breakfast is a free event that will be held at the inaugural Termite Professional Conference on July 7, 2023 at the Maroochy RSL Event Centre, Sunshine Coast.

The breakfast will include a keynote speaker and female speakers from within our industry. The breakfast is open to both men and women, with tickets available now. To keep up to date with WIPM events, join the private Facebook group.

Also new for 2023, the WIPM Recognition Awards will recognise many impressive women in the pest management industry and will be announced at the 2023 Termite Professional Conference Dinner on July 7.


WIPM Recognition Awards – New for 2023

Women In Pest Management is excited to launch the WIPM Recognition Awards, which will include the following:

  • Female Leadership Award
  • Female Technician of the Year Award
  • Female Office Employee of the Year Award
  • New Zealand WIPM Excellence Award
  • South Pacific WIPM Excellence Award

These awards will reflect the values we share as an industry, where collaboration, integrity and outstanding business acumen are all recognised and acknowledged. They provide a platform from which outstanding women can shine and set the benchmark for others to follow.