Local Businesswoman Robin Bennett Wins 2014 Pet Industry Woman of the Year Solopreneur Category Award
Local business woman Robin Bennett of RB Consulting in Stafford was named a winner in the annual Pet Industry Woman of the Year Award competition. Bennett, who has been in business for over 20 years, won in the SOLOPRENEUR Category.
Stafford, VA (August 21, 2014) – Local business woman Robin Bennett of RB Consulting in Stafford was named a winner in the annual Pet Industry Woman of the Year Award competition. Bennett, who has been in business for over 20 years, won in the SOLOPRENEUR Category.
She was selected from more than 50 nominees for the awards.
Bennett was on-hand to accept the honor, which was announced Aug. 15 at the Women in the Pet Industry Conference and Awards Show in Portland, Ore. This annual conference and Pet Industry Woman of the Year competition are put on by Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN), the industry-leading organization focused on women entrepreneurs who want to grow their pet businesses. WIPIN this year recognized four women in addition to Bennett.
Shawna Schuh, president of WIPIN, said, “The pet industry is filled with remarkable women. The five winners of the Pet Industry Woman of the Year are an excellent example of innovation, inspiration and hard work. It’s exciting to lift up amazing women who are doing good work for pets and their people.”
“It’s not unusual to find high-achieving women inside the pet industry - it’s filled with them. What is unusual is when women from all categories of the industry stand up and say, “Well done!” no matter what area of the pet industry a woman works in"
Robin Bennett is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), author, consultant and expert on the subjects of dog daycare, training and off-leash dog play. In her 20 years in the pet care industry, she has become an advocate of safe interactions between dogs and people and between dogs and other dogs. Robin founded All About Dogs, one of the largest dog training companies in Virginia and grew it from a sole proprietorship to a Corporation that boasts over ten instructors teaching private lessons as well as numerous group classes and behavior modification lessons for shy, fearful and aggressive dogs. Her first book, All About Dog Daycare is the number one reference on opening a dog daycare. Co-author of Off-Leash Dog Play… A Complete Guide to Safety and Fun, and an extensive staff-training program called, Knowing Dogs, she is now making canine body language easy for everyone to understand. Visit www.robinkbennett.com
About Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN)
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 has doubled in size under Schuh, and the Portland conference attendance in 2014 was up 30 percent from that in 2013. WIPIN helps entrepreneurial women grow their pet-focused businesses through unique networking opportunities, valuable business growth meetings and online resources. With more than 450 members, WIPIN is the premier networking organization for women in the pet industry, offering its members the opportunity to connect, share and learn from likeminded professionals. Learn more about WIPIN at www.womeninthepetindustry.com. Contact Schuh at 503-970-5774 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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