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PORTLAND, Ore. (December 2, 2014)Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN), a leading organization focused on women entrepreneurs in the steadily-growing pet industry, is currently seeking experts to share their knowledge and expertise at its 2015 Conference & Awards Show, Aug. 13-15, 2015 in Portland, Ore. The 2015 conference theme is “Creative Collaboration.”

“We’re seeking speakers who can inform and help WIPIN members – female (and a few smart male!) entrepreneurs – committed to growing their businesses, their networks, and themselves,” explains WIPIN President Shawna Schuh. “The annual conference is a way to augment what WIPIN provides members all year: a myriad of online resources and educational growth opportunities as well as avenues for rich collaborating.”

WIPIN’s previous conferences have featured dozens of sought-after speakers from throughout the United States and Canada—an unparalleled collection of skilled professionals, who delivered captivating and enlightening presentations on: business growth, strategic partnerships, effective marketing and promotion, and the importance of inspiration, motivation and laughter.

“Being at the WIPIN 2014 conference as both a speaker and delegate was a complete life changer,” Nickey Rautenberg, founder and online marketing strategist of Pet Industry Marketing Group, said. “Speaking gave me great exposure for my business and also allowed a greater merger between the world of internet marketing and the pet industry; my ultimate goal. I have no doubt that the Women in the Pet Industry organization will continue to allow me to network in a way I would not be able to otherwise.”

Schuh continues, “The energy, can-do spirit and ‘lifting up’ generated by the gifted speakers at the WIPIN conferences have ignited some really innovative and effective business-to-business partnerships among attendees. It’s thrilling to watch this kind of magic happen each year – in even bigger ways!”

WIPIN invites speaker proposals for the following overall categories:

  • Developing effective business strategies
  • Mastering marketing, PR and social media
  • Maximizing networking and connection opportunities
  • Managing resources wisely

Experts interested in speaking at the 2015 conference can view the speaker application and submit their proposals online at For more information about the 2015 “Creative Collaboration” Women in the Pet Industry Conference and Awards Show, please visit

About Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN)
Acquired by Shawna Schuh, the current president and chief pet wrangler, in 2012, WIPIN is headquartered near Portland, Ore. and serves a worldwide membership of women in the pet industry. The more than 525 members include pet-sitters, vets, artists, animal psychics, food and product manufacturers, designers, groomers, kennel, franchise and pet store operators, trainers, breeders, marketing specialists and animal welfare groups. WIPIN is the only organization serving professionals in all the diverse segments of the pet industry, as well as all types of pets — dogs, cats, birds, fish, farm animals, reptiles, small animals, horses, pocket pets and exotics. The breadth of the WIPIN membership is unique in an additional way: It ranges from women working at their pet business singlehandedly or in Mom-and-Pop fashion to those managing teams, decisions and missions at a corporate level.

Learn more about the benefits of membership at Please visit, or contact Schuh at 503-970-5774 or

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