At the recent Professional Women in Australian Pest Management (PWAPM) Leadership Conference the 2021 PWAPM Recognition Awards were presented at the conference dinner.
PWAPM Female Administration of the Year
Ash Fadian, Competitive Pest Control
PWAPM Female Trainee of the Year Award
Sheri Ambler, Laguna Pest Control
PWAPM 2021 Honorary Life Member
Rhonda Trotter (right), Pink Termite and Pest Experts with Nicky Turner (PWAPM President)
In many ways Ms Trotter was the trailblazer for women in pest management. Over the years Ms Trotter actually tried to start a women in pest association not once but twice. “The only reason we have been successful this time round is due to timing and the presence of social media,” said Nicky Turner, PWAPM President.
The award ceremony also provided the opportunity to acknowledge the winner of the 2020 Excellence award, Michelle Downs from Lethal Pest Control, Gold Coast, who missed out on receiving the award last year due to the COVID outbreak.
Michelle Downs giving the keynote speech at the PWAPM conference dinner