Mona Straub, owner of Just Fur Fun, has won one of the prestigious 2019 Women of Influence awards from Pet Age. Pet Age is a media company that uses print and digital media, social media and events to support business to business connections in the pet industry. Their mission is to “Serve the pet specialty market by delivering timely and practical news and information about the products, trends and events that impact retailers, groomers, manufacturers and other related businesses.”
Mona Straub is a female business owner, designer and founder of Just Fur Fun. Just Fur Fun sells beautiful, American made collars, leashes, browbands and other accessories. High quality, hand stitched American leather with beautiful hand sewn bead patterns make Just Fur Fun collars and leashes stand out for their beautiful craftsmanship and design.
Before starting Just Fur Fun, Mona had an extensive career working in sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies. In 2011 Ms. Straub walked away from her corporate career to find one that would fulfill her love of animals and utilize her creativity and business savvy. Being an animal lover, Mona often found that jewelry alone did not allow her to express herself the way she wanted. So began Just Fur Fun, an elegant way to dress-up her dogs, cats and horses, a perfect expression of her. Since beginning this journey, she has used her position to help inspire other women, just as she was inspired by other female role models when she first started. Just as she gives back to women in business, Ms. Straub also gives to the animals around her. A portion of the profits from Just Fur Fun’s is donated regularly to deserving organizations. She is also known to generously donate products to organizations that contact her as part of charitable fundraisers, raffles and other drives as well as for her volunteer efforts with many local charities.
Ms. Straub is highly involved in her industry. She sits on the advisory council of The Florida Women’s Business Center, On the Board of the Dachshund Rescue South Florida. Ms. Straub is a proud member of: of Women in the Pet Industry, as well as two local Chamber of Commerce. Mona was also the winner of the 2017 Pet Industry Woman of the year as a solopreneur as well as the winner of the 2014 Women Rock award from Florida’s Women’s Business Center/Ted Center, and finally was the runner up for the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year by Score of South Palm Beach.
All of these wonderful attributes have earned her the title of Pet Age 2019 Women of Influence Winner. The Women of Influence awards goes to female leaders in the pet industry who are influential both in their companies, and their communities. Recipients of this award must have a strong resume of experience, integrity, leadership and accomplishments. As part of the award, Women of Influence recipients will be profiled in the March issue of Pet Age.
To learn more about Mona and Just Fur Fun check out the website at http://www.justfurfunonline.com/ or visit the Just Fur Fun Booth at WEF. Or to learn more about Pet Age you can find them online here at: http://www.petage.com/
You can contact Mona at [email protected] or 1 (954)205-3657