PORTLAND, Ore. (May 29, 2014) – Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN), a leading organization focused on women entrepreneurs in the ever-growing pet industry, has released its Top Women in the Pet Industry Spring 2014 Magazine, a 126-page digital resource guide of the top American and Canadian services, products and facilities for pets and pet owners.
The Spring 2014 Magazine (available for free download here) includes profiles on 57 women who are making their mark in the pet industry. It is a hefty collection of easy-to-read, sure-to-inspire stories with photos. Each woman’s profile reveals how and why she has achieved success and how she is making life better for pets, pet parents and industry peers. Amber Kirsten-Smit, president and co-founder of Furlocity, Inc., designed the Spring 2014 Magazine cover.
“WIPIN is committed to helping its members grow, give and connect,” Shawna Schuh, president of WIPIN, said. “The magazine provides opportunities for those included in it to do all three of those things. It has proven to be a great marketing tool for members, and also provides a delightful way for them to learn more about like-minded women and then connect with them.”
Published by Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN), this is the fourth edition of the twice-a-year (spring and winter) publication. Since being established in 2012, the Top Women in the Pet Industry Magazine has reached an audience of 1.8 million.
About Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN)
Established in 2010, then acquired in 2012 by Shawna Schuh, the current president and Chief Pet Wrangler, WIPIN is headquartered near Portland, Ore., and serves a worldwide membership base of women in the pet industry. WIPIN helps entrepreneurial women grow their pet-focused businesses through unique networking opportunities, valuable business growth meetings and online resources. With more than 400 members, WIPIN includes representatives from the many career paths that exist within the pet industry, including pet-sitters, vets, artists, animal psychics, groomers, kennel and pet store operators, trainers, breeders, marketing specialists and animal welfare groups. WIPIN is the only organization serving professionals in all segments of the pet industry, as well as all types of pets — dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals, horses, pocket pets and exotics.
The Start of Something Big! Conference & Awards Show, held August 2013 in Portland, brought these diverse pet industry women together for the first time and launched the Pet Industry Woman of the Year Awards. The 2014 WIPN Conference & Awards Show, titled All About Growth, will be held Aug. 14-16 in Portland.
Learn more about the benefits of membership at www.womeninthepetindustry.com/join/. Please visit www.womeninthepetindustry.com, or contact Schuh at 503-970-5774 or [email protected]