SRS has been a supporter of National Women in Roofing since its inception in various ways: They were a Founding Sponsor, they continue to be a Diamond Sponsor, and they maintain leadership within NWiR. In addition to this, their Women’s Leadership Forum and SRS Raise the Roof Foundation surprised our Executive Committee with even more exciting news…a $10,000 donation to the Purple Purse Project! The SRS Women’s Leadership Forum met in April of 2019 after NWiR [...]
Submitted by Melissa Walker 1. When you were starting out did you have a mentor, and if it was, was it someone you sought out or they found you? I had no mentor when I started in the roofing industry as I was the first female representative my company had ever hired. That is why I feel so strongly about the importance of mentorship in business. 2. How did you get into the roofing industry? Where [...]
2020 exposed many existing racial inequalities and biases across the world. Generational inequality does not vanish with unspoken good intentions: it requires time, hard work, and introspection. Inclusivity opens the door, in order to allow diversity a seat at the table and unlock new perspectives, ideas, and friends. Your world will become richer and broader as you become comfortable with the uncomfortable through active listening, diversifying your media, being cautious of social media, and increasing your [...]
Back in February 2020, the NWiR Oregon chapter teamed up with Village for one to put a roof on Anisa’s Place. Village for One is an organization that helps children who have been victims of sex trafficking. Anisa’s Place is a home that houses 6 of these children. The house opened officially in late 2020 and now has residents. The Oregon chapter teamed up with Village for one to provide Christmas gifts for the girls. Together [...]
Angela Johnson has been promoted to Service Foreman at Rackley Roofing Company, Inc. She is the first female Foreman for the company since their inception in 1974. Prior to her promotion, she worked as a Service Technician for Rackley. Angela has worked in some form of construction or roofing most of her career, and started working in roofing at age 6 helping her grandfather at his roofing company. Congrats Angela!
The Tennessee Council joined the Oregon Council by participating in the 30 Days of Gratitude Giving Box Drive! Stephanie Kiriazes and Lynsay Walsh (TN council leadership member and council chair, respectively) organized for all of the donations received from the 30 Days of Gratitude drive to be donated to a local Nashville women's shelter. All of the donations seen in the picture are from Firestone Building Products including donations from an Indianapolis-based location that wanted to [...]
The NWiR Membership Committee will be taking over social media on Mondays starting in 2021. Make sure you like, comment and share! We love member engagement.
National Women in Roofing is asking for your help supporting Alexandria House. Please consider partnering with NWiR as we help “Raise the Roof” for this organization that provides safe and supportive housing for women and children who are homeless. On the heels of dealing with the pandemic and sheltering in place, a fire broke out and destroyed the interior of the main house of Alexandria House. Luckily, no one was hurt and the structure is sound. [...]
IIBEC is an international association of professionals who specialize in roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall specification and design, and works together with NWiR as an association partner to provide benefits to the roofing industry. Roof consultants are part of our industry and we have many NWiR members who are roof and building envelope consultants. IIBEC has some education coming up that is appropriate for people who may be new to the roofing industry and are interested [...]
The Mental Health Matters Series continues to be a success with membership. National Women in Roofing continues the series on January 7th with the topic of managing fear and anxiety for Parents and Children. In this webinar, the discussion will cover how to identify if your child is struggling, how to set up a plan to keep your child safe and happy and help plan for the future when the future is uncertain. If you would [...]