LMN Celebrates International Women's Day with Female Disruptors in the Landscape Industry
Tapping into the minds of 2020’s top women in the landscape industry, LMN spotlights women in the landscape industry who are managing crews, purchasing heavy equipment and turning the landscape business on its head. From Canada to North America, LMN celebrates women's achievements and increasing visibility, while calling out inequality.
Equality at LMN and the Landscape Industry
Landscaping is a $93 billion industry in America and growing, with 10% more companies now than just five years ago. In spite of the male-dominated statistics, inside LMN and its partners and users, women are flourishing. LMN’s executive team is fifty percent female and forty percent of its staff are female setting a precedence impact on the business as well as the landscape industry.
“At LMN, we understand the importance of creating a positive space for women in the landscape industry,” said Mark Bradley, CEO and co-founder of LMN. “I know first hand that in growing my landscape business, some of my best supervisors and staff were women. They deserve equal acknowledgment as their male colleagues.”
LMN celebrates women in the landscape industry by featuring and highlighting stand out team members, partners, educators and leaders including:
- Janna Bradley - co-founder and COO LMN
- Abbey Gilhula - VP of Marketing & Strategy LMN
- Pam Dooley - Owner, Plants Creative Landscapes
- Brittany Auman - LMN VIP and landscape business owner ( Auman Landscape)
- Savanaha Spencer - LMN VIP and landscape business owner (Spencers Lawn Care)
- Jessica Plemons - LMN VIP and landscape business owner (Plemons Lawn Care)
- Jackie Hart - Owner, Consulting By Hart
Leading up to International Women’s Day on March 8, 2020, LMN will be highlighting each of these influential women across all platforms. They will share insights and quotes on how each of them launched their careers, their biggest influences, and their advice to future female landscapers.
Breaking Glass Ceilings and Cutting Down Barriers
All of these women share a common interest, and it’s not just the love of landscaping. They all understand the importance of helping other women succeed. From the women who have influenced them along the way, to the best tips and practices they would share with future female landscape leaders, these women are open to sharing their experiences in hopes of continuing to diversify the landscape industry.
Brittany Auman of Auman Landscaping says that education is the key to success as a female leader in the landscape industry.
“If you are a woman looking to get into this industry I already know you aren't lazy,” says Auman. “Being a landscaper is hard work! What will really set you apart from everyone else will be your knowledge. When you know what you're talking about people will stop to listen.”
Pam Dooley of Plants Creative Landscapes offers some additional advice to next-gen landscapers, “I think researching companies who are members of local or national industry associations are a good place to start as I believe this shows a commitment to serving our industry. Visit websites and social feeds to learn more about these companies and the people who work there. If you can imagine being a part of that team, reach out!”
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific. #IWD2020 #EachforEqual
Founded in 2009, LMN is North America's leading provider of business management software for landscape professionals. Its proprietary cloud-based platform is used by over 85,000 professionals every day across Canada and the US. From budgeting and estimating through to scheduling, time tracking and invoicing, LMN helps build better landscape businesses. Visit www.golmn.com.