NWIR is guided by a strong framework of bylaws, processes and procedures that are designed to ensure implementation of the identified goals of mentoring, education, networking, and recruitment.  The mission of the Education component of NWIR is to create high-quality learning programs and experiences for men and women to build successful businesses and careers in roofing.

NWIR members make presentations at Council meetings, at regional and national roofing trade shows, and within their own companies.  NWIR members also present and participate in online webinars, a list of which can be found below.


Networking & Netweaving

Mark your calendars for our webinar on December 12th at 12pm Eastern time on Networking & Netweaving. This webinar will focus on the basics of networking and how to elevate your networking into netweaving to better benefit professional and business development. NWIR member panelists will discuss successful techniques and strategies to help you during your next meeting or conference, as well as how professional development oppotunities can be an avenue to netweaving.


Presented by the NWIR Education Committee

Mentoring 102: Real-World Examples of Successful Mentorships

Kayla Schlicker (Duro-Last) and Heather Estes (IBHS) of the Education Committee presented “Mentoring 102: Real-World Examples of Successful Mentorships” in late March. The webinar highlights different types of working mentorship/mentee relationships and ask panelists questions about how to succeed. We are excited to continue the discussion about mentoring, and we hope you can log in and join us!  The webinar is recorded here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6821714674969211650

Mentoring: How to Be Successful Once You Have Your Foot in the Door!

Presented by the NWIR Education Committee, Sponsored by NWIR

Presenters: Jennifer Keegan, Intertek

Kayla Schlicker, Duro-Last Roofing

Jennifer Keegan and Kayla Schlicker of the NWiR Education Committee present “Mentoring: How to be successful once you have your foot in the door!” The webinar reviews how one becomes a mentor/mentee and what it means for the women in these roles. The presenters highlight some real-world examples of mentor/mentee relationships based off of the content that NWIR members submitted.

Access the webinar here (a quick registration is required) – the first couple minutes are cut off, so the slide deck can be downloaded immediately below.

Download: Education Committee webinar on mentoring (2 MB pdf)

Women Changing the Face of Roofing Businesses

Presented by: NRCA

Moderator Heidi Ellsworth – HJE Consulting Group / RoofersCoffeeShop.com / Chair of National Women in Roofing

Panelist Jennifer Stone –  Nations Roof, NW President & NWIR Secretary

Storytellers Lee Lipniskis (Core Contractors Roofing Systems), Michelle Boykin (Rackley Roofing Company, Inc.), Greta Bajrami (Golden Group Construction Corp.)