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Pet Industry Business & Design Leader, Mona Straub, is a Finalist for the Women in the Pet Industry "Woman of the Year" Award

Boca Raton, FL, July 19, 2016 --( Mona Straub is an original. Mixing an uncanny ability to know what people, want with beautiful, handcrafted products for you and your pet has landed Straub as a finalist for the 2016 WIPIN Pet Industry “Woman of the Year” Award.

Her brand, Just Fur Fun®, uses high quality bridal leather to make creative, beaded collars, leashes, belts and other accessories that make a distinctive statement of style.

Having grown her business dramatically over the past couple of years with a cultivated business savvy and the determination of a long distance runner, Straub takes her place next to the top females in the industry that the WIPIN award recognizes, highlighting their business acumen, networking skills, brand growth and their commitment to giving back. Ultimately, there will be one woman named Woman of the Year, but others amongst the esteemed group of finalists will be honored with an award in the following categories: Solopreneur, Entrepreneur, Corporate, Advocate, and Rising Star.

After an extensive career in sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies, Mona Straub switched gears and redirected her life onto another path; one that would honor her love of animals and utilize her business savvy. As a female business owner, Mona has an interest in helping other women in business and sharing her knowledge and experience. She is inspired by successful women and would like to be an inspiration to other women seeking to develop their careers and build their businesses, all traits looked for in the WIPIN “Woman of the Year” recipient.

“Providing pet parents with high-quality, unique product is a labor of love and an extremely rewarding experience,” said Mona Straub. “It’s an incredible privilege to be a Finalist in this year’s WIPIN ‘Woman of the Year Award.’ I am honored to be recognized as a successful business leader in my industry and to share this recognition with other prominent women in this space.” The motto at Just Fur Fun® says it all, “Never Ordinary, Always Extraordinary, Just Like You and Your Pet!”

Mona is a finalist in the Solopreneur category. The winners of all of the awards will be announced at the Women in the Pet Industry Awards Banquet at the annual conference in Portland, Oregon taking place September 19-21, 2016.

About Just Fur Fun®
Based in Boca Raton, FL, Just Fur Fun® is a premier pet accessory line that creates handcrafted beaded collars, leashes and other handmade accessories, providing an elegant and high quality product for your pet. All of the leashes and collars are unique and beaded by hand by American artisans and the materials are sourced in the USA. Pet owners can make a fashion statement with their pets by choosing a matching necklace or belt. Dressing up can be so much fun. A portion of all profits is donated to nonprofit animal assist organizations. For more information about Just Fur Fun®, please visit or contact Mona Straub at or 561-809-6596.

About Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN)
Headquartered near Portland, Ore., WIPIN serves a membership base of more than 550 women entrepreneurs worldwide. WIPIN members come from all categories within the pet industry, from groomers and veterinarians to pet sitters and pet boutique owners. For more information, please visit or

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