Vision: A successful, inclusive and sustainable pole industry.
Mission: To protect and positively impact the business interests of the entire pole business community.
This includes any and all people that make a living or a portion of their living through pole such as pole-related service, product and event businesses; studio owners; sex workers/strippers; performers and teachers.
Tagline: This is not just about pole. This is about business.
The International Pole Industry Association (IPIA) is lead by Executive Director, Colleen Jolly. Colleen has been working in the pole industry for six years as a teacher, studio owner, performer, competitor and owner of a pole-related business. She has extensive non-profit experience through her work leading the boards of APMP and CHAW and has 21 years of for-profit, international business experience. She is passionate about the business of pole.
The board of the IPIA is made up of volunteers within the pole industry community. Each board member serves for a 2-year term. The board will meet virtually, quarterly. The first board has been appointed and their bios are below.
In 2021, the board will expand another 6 seats for a full board of 12 + the Executive Director (13 total). Those board members will be voted on by the IPIA membership.