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Shaping our Future

Melody Reh is a new recruit to our roofing industry. She has joined Johns Manville as the Specifier Services lead in the Southeast Region. Melody graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design with an emphasis in Architecture. Previously Melody held roles in the Denver Metro area as an Architectural Designer with Studio 646 Architecture and as a Drafter with Peak Engineering. Thank you for helping Shape the [...]

2020-10-23T10:37:34-06:00By |

The Giving Box

The community service committee and the Oregon Council is excited to share a fundraising opportunity with you. Please see attached flyer for additional information. 30 Days of Gratitude Giving Box has the objective to collect food boxes that you share with your choice or worthy non-profit local organizations and distribute the week before Thanksgiving. Not only is this a simple, attainable outreach project but is also a great opportunity to involve yourself, coworkers and family members [...]

2020-10-23T13:33:56-06:00By |

Five Questions with Wise Women in Roofing: Mardee Billingsley

1. When you were starting out did you have a mentor, and if so was it someone you sought out or they found you? My mentor was my immediate boss who was a manufacturing sales person and I then reported to a engineer running our contracting business who then taught me most of my contracting knowledge. 2. How did you get into the roofing industry? Where you in something different prior? I got into the roofing [...]

2020-10-22T14:31:30-06:00By |

Coffee Conversations Continue to Bring the Roofing Industry Together

RoofersCoffeeShop® has been delivering networking, information and education since 2002. It is a website community “Where the Industry Meets.” Launched by Vickie Sharples to compliment her Roofers Exchange newspaper, the site soon became the place where contractors came to do business in the classified section, to network in the forum, to stay up to date in the newsroom and to find ongoing educational resources. As a women-owned business, Vickie worked with a team of men and [...]

2020-10-23T13:35:18-06:00By |

NWiR Tampa Council Member Spotlight: Jessica Stahl

Jessica Stahl knew from the age of 7 that she wanted to pursue a career in workplace activism. Jessica has a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Clemson University and focused her research on workplace inclusion.  Jessica’s company, Ignite Results, has clients across the country and she looks forward to growing her business in Florida. She is passionate about amplifying the voices of women in the industry and dealing with deeper issues like racism. Jessica’s goal is [...]

2020-10-20T09:56:41-06:00By |

The Unmasking of National Woman in Roofing

The Unmasking of National Women in Roofing kicked off on October 1st; with the topic of Mental Health Matters. With close to seventy people in attendance, it was deemed a huge success! Over the next six months, National Women in Roofing in conjunction with GAF and Optum will be rolling out monthly mental health topics as well as resources to help manage these stressful times. On November 5, the topic of discussion will be Mental Health [...]

2020-10-15T16:11:13-06:00By |

GAF Wins Award for Women In Sales Summit

The Brandon Hall Group, a research firm focused on organizational excellence, recognized GAF for its unique and innovative Women in Sales Summit that provides networking and skills-building for women across its sales organization. The one-and-a-half day summit provided an exciting new platform for GAF's dynamic group of women leaders so they could share perspectives about growing in a winning-culture, and learning new techniques to succeed in the roofing industry. Later this year, the 2020 GAF Women [...]

2020-10-23T13:37:03-06:00By |

New Additions: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee to the Board of Directors

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: National Women in Roofing has added to our Board of Directors! • Rae July, Business Development – Steep Slope for Chinook Roofing in Tacoma, WA. • Jess Cress, Special Project Manager for Bone Dry Roofing Company in Bogart, GA. • Meredith Marsh Shaevitz, MBA Owner / Operator of Pitch Perfect in Oklahoma City, OK. Rae and Jess will be the Co-Chairs of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee. Meredith will hold the Vice Chair [...]

2020-10-15T16:35:36-06:00By |

NWiR Seattle Council – Welcome Back Fall

Letter from the Chair Hello All! As we enter the final quarter of what has been one of the most unpredictable years of our lives let us pause to reflect and in the midst of it all be mindful. Who would have thought that in the last 9 months we would have experienced a pandemic which created a domino effect of loss of lives and financial difficulties? Then wrapped in that unsightly gift came along social [...]

2020-10-15T16:31:14-06:00By |