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NWiR (National Women in Roofing)

Empowering Women in the
Roofing Industry

National Women in Roofing (NWIR) is a volunteer-based organization that supports and advances the careers of women roofing professionals.

We provide networking, mentoring, education and recruitment opportunities from the rooftop to the boardroom, for the young professional at the start of
her career to the seasoned manager in the executive suite. Our focus is on connecting and empowering women so that their training and leadership skills can help drive the overall betterment and professionalism
of the roofing industry.

Our membership also includes and welcomes men who support the inclusion of women in the roofing industry. Working together, we are bringing the industry to a new level of excellence by supporting and promoting the contributions of women as an essential component to the future of roofing.

Learn more about joining National Women in Roofing.


Navigating the Insurance Process with Altieri Insurance Consultants

Hosted by the Tenessee Council, this educational event is happening on February 21, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm CST. Join us for this Lunch and Learn with Eryn Crane and her team from Altieri Insurance Consultants. She will be sharing tips and insights on navigating the insurance process for roofing contractors.

Mark your calendar!

Does your committee have an event, virtual event, webinar planned? Or a new program or initiative that you want to share with NWiR members or the broader roofing industry? Let us know!

We have a process outlined for getting this information out:

  1. Start here for Step 1 – what do you need to create and identify before advertising your WEPI ?
  2. Fill out this short Event Notification Form to notify the office and executive committee of your upcoming webinar or event (and request a Zoom link if applicable).
  3. Then move onto Step 2 – for your WEPI, who does what and how you get it done! The office doesn’t create any marketing content – everything is cut and pasted from the resources that your committee creates.
  4. Please add the webinar or event to the calendar (the office doesn’t do this) as soon as you have a title and date so that another event doesn’t get scheduled too closely. Use the CommUnity Starting Point
  5. Everything else is spelled out in Steps 1 and 2, which are linked above.

 

Careers & Recruitment into the Industry

All companies are invited to share their job openings. RoofersCoffeeShop will post the opening on their site for free and will run a special ad that features all the job openings from NWiR submissions.

Submit Your Job Openings

Anytime is a great time to work in roofing, but especially now. Jobs are available now and great employers are looking for you. NWiR will be there to help connect you with other women and resources to ease the transition.

Find Your Next Opportunity


NWiR Annual Report & Dues Increase

In this season of gratitude, the NWiR Board is proud to present the 2022-2023 Annual Report, showcasing all of our accomplishments and growth over the past year, as well as a sneak peek into the efforts rolling into our next fiscal year, with a specific focus on the inclusion of our male allies and advocates!

Over the years, our organization has grown, and our commitment to providing valuable resources, programs, and opportunities for our members has remained unwavering. To continue delivering on this commitment and ensure the sustainability of our initiatives, we have found it necessary to adjust our dues.

On January 1st, 2024, National Women in Roofing membership dues will increase to $125 per year. We remain committed to ensuring that your membership continues to be a valuable investment in your career and personal growth within the roofing industry. In addition to the core NWiR pillars, the membership value includes:

We want to assure you that we will continue to be transparent about how your dues are used. If you have any questions or require assistance, reach out to our Membership at membership@nationalwimeninroofing.org.

Read the annual report.


 

N.E.W.S. (Network of Educating Women Scholarship) Conference Attendee Program – for NWiR Day and IRE 2024

NWIR is honored to offer for a sixth year the conference attendee program for first-time contractor attendees to NWIR Day and the 2024 International Roofing Expo and NRCA Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This program is designed to encourage first-time attendees who work for a contractor to experience the benefits of professional development in the roofing industry.  Attendance at these events can influence one’s career trajectory and benefit not just the attendee, but her company/employer as well. NWIR is pleased to offer four scholarships for 2024.

 

Scholarship Package

  • Attendance at NWIR Day on February 4
  • IRE Tradeshow Expo Pass
  • Super Pass to Education Sessions February 6-8
  • Hotel accommodations (not to exceed $1,500)
  • Roundtrip airfare (not to exceed ($800)
  • Tailored agenda with host provided by NWIR Mentorship Committee

* Each attendee and her employer will be responsible for meals, ground transportation and incidentals

Guidelines for applicants

  • Current NWIR Member
  • Woman working as or employed by a roofing contractor
  • Agreement to attend NWIR Day, education sessions and the expo
  • Attend the NWIR hosted session held during the IRE education sessions
  • Assist with staffing the NWIR booth at the expo (2-3 hours total)
  • Agreement to write a statement summarizing her experience and provide a photographic release
  • If an employee (rather than an owner), agreement from your employer for paid time off to travel from February 4-8

How To Apply

  • Download the form here, fill & email submission to the Mentoring Committee Chair, Kelley Caron at KCaron@omginc.com
  • Tell us the number of years and position(s) held in the roofing industry.
  • Indicate whether you are a member of NWiR as well as any other roofing associations.
  • Write a brief summary on why you would like to be selected to attend the 2024 NWIR Day and the IRE & NRCA Convention. (Limit to 500 words)
  • The deadline to apply is October 30, 2023. Winners will be notified on November 20 and announced on December 5.

Here are the scholarships that have been awarded for NWiR Day and IRE 2023. 

More details here!


Become a NWiR Member!

Join over 1,500 NWiR Members who have taken an important step forward in advancing their careers
in roofing.

Your membership will give you access to:

  • Mentoring from seasoned roofing professionals and industry leaders who will help guide you in important career decisions, and help you solve workplace challenges.
  • Online training sessions to help you hone
    your skills and stay up-to-date with industry
    thought leaders.
  • Networking sessions at industry events, with an emphasis on programs that will advance women’s career paths in roofing at every level.
  • Recruitment channels that will give you access to rising stars in the roofing industry.
  • Employment opportunities nationwide from leading roofing companies and related industries.

Learn more about becoming a member today!


Annual Report 2022-2023 

Dear NWiR Members, Sponsors and Supporters,

We are thrilled to share the release of National Women in Roofing’s Annual Report for 2022-2023. The Annual Report serves as a comprehensive overview of our achievements, and the progress we have made throughout the past year. We believe you will be proud to see how your contributions have been instrumental in making a real difference to empower women in the roofing industry. Thank you for being a part of NWiR’s journey, and we look forward to sharing our successes with you in the Annual Report.

Best regards,

Jennifer Keegan, NWiR Chair

Anna Anderson, NWiR Vice Chair

Christee Holbrook, NWiR Treasurer

Christine Mockenhaupt, NWiR Secretary

Michelle Boykin, NWiR Immediate Past Chair

Read the full report!


Together More Than Ever Webinar Series

Explore NWiR's calendar for information on events and upcoming webinars. Events can be filtered by state/province and month, week or day.

To register for an upcoming event, create an account with NWiR. Non-members and Members are welcome to attend!

 


Technical Education, Resources and Information

The Education Committee has embarked on an initiative to provide members with easy access to resources in and outside of NWiR for technical education. Topics will include areas such as metal roofing and metal edging, asphaltic systems and products, single-ply materials, fluid-applied roofing etc. Stay tuned to the NWiR blog and newsletter for monthly updates with upcoming topics.

Watch our archive of pre-record webinars!



Latest Awards

NWIR World Award Veteran

World Award Veteran

Winners Revealed at NWiR Day 2023 The WORLD Award Committee was pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards at NWiR Day. Please join us in congratulating Stephanie Baird as the 2023 WORLD Award Veteran winner and Erica Sherman as the 2023 WORLD Award Rising Star! Thank you to all ...
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NWiR Hispanic & Latina Council Kick-Off Meeting

We are so honored to announce the launch of our first special interest council, the Hispanic and Latina Council. Just as women in a male-dominated field have a unique perspective, the Hispanic and Latina women in our industry have a distinct aspect of their lived experience, and we want to ...
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SRS Para Latinos program

El Trayecto de SRS Para Latinos

By Lauren White, RCS Editor. Understand the journey of how the SRS Para Latinos program started and the value it has in the roofing industry. Julissa Chavez, program manager, Latino marketing and sales at SRS Distribution, recently shared her SHERO story through the National Women in Roofing (NWiR) newsletter about ...
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Latest International Content

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Trade Association Coalition Announces Q3 Findings From Market Index Survey for Reroofing

A coalition of industry trade associations representing contractors, consultants and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada has completed its Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing for the third quarter of 2023. The survey is an industrywide effort spearheaded by a coalition of trade assocations, including the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, Canadian ...
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IRE Expo

2024 International Roofing Expo Returns With New Dates and Las Vegas Location

Specialized development opportunities across diverse communities highlight premier roofing and exteriors event agenda. The International Roofing Expo (IRE), the largest and most comprehensive event dedicated to the roofing and exteriors industries, returns February 6-8, 2024, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, fueling the industry and meeting demand for new materials and ...
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Weekly Blend Episode 60

Episode 60 - Get Ready for Roofing Day 2023, National Women in Roofing Day - Canada, and New Coffee Conversations

Join Heidi and Karen every Friday to hear about the latest news in the roofing industry. Episode 60 of The Weekly Blend is here! Join the Coffee Shops’ President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for the latest episode of this Coffee Shop original web series. This week, Heidi and ...
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Latest Canada Content

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Trade Association Coalition Announces Q3 Findings From Market Index Survey for Reroofing

A coalition of industry trade associations representing contractors, consultants and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada has completed its Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing for the third quarter of 2023. The survey is an industrywide effort spearheaded by a coalition of trade assocations, including the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, Canadian ...
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Weekly Blend Episode 60

Episode 60 - Get Ready for Roofing Day 2023, National Women in Roofing Day - Canada, and New Coffee Conversations

Join Heidi and Karen every Friday to hear about the latest news in the roofing industry. Episode 60 of The Weekly Blend is here! Join the Coffee Shops’ President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for the latest episode of this Coffee Shop original web series. This week, Heidi and ...
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NWIR Day Canada

Registration is Now Open for NWiR Day Canada 2023

National Women in Roofing is hosting a one-day conference in Mississauga, Ontario, on April 4, 2023 adjacent to RoofTech. Do not miss this opportunity to connect, discover and cultivate new relationships with roofing professionals! This first annual NWiR Day Canada is the premier conference for multidisciplinary Canadian women professionals in the ...
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Latest Podcasts

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S5:E83 Join us on this special episode of Roofing Road Trips with Megan Ellsworth as she welcomes the executive team of National Women in Roofing (NWiR). They take a deep dive into the upcoming NWiR Days 2024 on February 4-5 and discuss what to expect on this special day, as well ...
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Coffee Conversations - Getting to Know REAL Roofing with National Women in Roofing!

In this poignant and exciting Coffee Conversations, sponsored by CertainTeed, Heidi J. Ellsworth will be discussing the new diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) course from National Women in Roofing. The program is called REAL Roofing and the DEI Essentials learning journey is the course. Through a one-month interactive series, the ...
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Coffee Conversations - Celebrating Women

Coffee Conversations - Celebrating Women's History Month

S3:E15 Coffee Conversations celebrates Women's History Month with thought-leading women who will reflect on the role women have played and are playing in the roofing industry. The legacy of amazing women in roofing and the women in between who have continued to push for inclusion will be a main topic along ...
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Latest Webinars

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Coffee Conversations - Getting to Know REAL Roofing with National Women in Roofing!

In this poignant and exciting Coffee Conversations, sponsored by CertainTeed, Heidi J. Ellsworth will be discussing the new diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) course from National Women in Roofing. The program is called REAL Roofing and the DEI Essentials learning journey is the course. Through a one-month interactive series, the ...
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NWIR: Group Mentoring Series

What does mentoring mean to you and what do you expect? Come join us and find out! Have you experienced group mentoring Have you been a mentor/mentee? Have you had a mentor/mentee? If, so – join us! If you want to learn more about mentoring – join us! We would love to ...
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Coffee Conversations - Celebrating Women

Coffee Conversations - Celebrating Women's History Month

S3:E15 Coffee Conversations celebrates Women's History Month with thought-leading women who will reflect on the role women have played and are playing in the roofing industry. The legacy of amazing women in roofing and the women in between who have continued to push for inclusion will be a main topic along ...
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As the Regional Sales Director, Eastern region you will lead the sales efforts of Carlisle Construction Materials largest brand, Carlisle Syntec. This position is responsible for achieving sales goals (revenue and margin) by driving profitable product mix and by positioning the company as the premier, nation-wide, single-ply commercial roofing products ...
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Sutter Roofing Production Experienced Roofers

Why should you choose to work at Sutter Roofing? One of the longest-serving and largest roofing and sheet metal contractors in Florida and the U.S., Sutter Roofing remains at the forefront of the roofing industry. For over 120 years, our dedicated employees have built the company’s reputation by providing high-performance commercial ...
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Very detail oriented, organized, motivated, and a startup mentality. Growth mindset with honest values and open communication. Spanish speaking is a necessity and prior experience is required. Training and certification will be provided. DM me!
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Episode 101 of The Weekly Blend is Here!

Join Heidi and Karen every Friday to learn about the latest roofing news. The 101st episode of The Weekly Blend is here! Join the Coffee Shops’ President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards every week for the latest episode of this Coffee Shop original web series. This week, Heidi ...
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Join Heidi and Karen every Friday for The Weekly Blend to hear about the latest news in the roofing industry. Episode 62 of The Weekly Blend is here! Join the Coffee Shops’ President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for the latest episode of this Coffee Shop original web ...
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Join Heidi and Karen every Friday to hear about the latest news in the roofing industry. Episode 60 of The Weekly Blend is here! Join the Coffee Shops’ President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for the latest episode of this Coffee Shop original web series. This week, Heidi and ...
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