Bark Busters founder, Sylvia Wilson, is a finalist for Pet Industry Women of the Year in the ENTREPRENEUR category.
Award categories include Solopreneur, Entrepreneur, Corporation, Advocate and Rising Star. Five finalists were named in each category. One overall Pet Industry Woman of the Year will be chosen from these 25 finalists.
A panel of four independent judges reviewed and scored nominations for over 50 applicants in the five categories. The judges included a corporate CEO, an IT professional with a major broadcasting company, a former owner of two vocational schools and the founder/owner of two 30-year-old businesses.
The winner in each category and the Woman of the Year will be announced Aug. 16 during the evening ceremony held in conjunction with the conference.
"The Pet Industry Women of the Year Awards were designed to recognize the amazing females who dedicate their time and talents to improving the lives of all pets - dogs, cats, birds, fish, horses and exotics - and their parents," said Shawna Schuh, president of WIPIN. "The Awards are a celebration of women who have devoted their lives to the pet industry and shine as beacons of women helping women and pets with passion. Every finalist does the industry proud."