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.


Recruiting Talent to Address the Labor Shortage

Please join our May 29th webinar on recruiting talent and addressing the labor shortage in the roofing industry. Lorna Mendez of the NWiR Education Committee will be discussing how to recruit, train and place women on roofing-oriented career paths. Key outcomes of this webinar will include:

  • Recruiting Workers
  • Addressing workforce challenges
  • Equipping leaders to thrive in a culturally complex world

Register here

Want to share your thoughts with us? Have questions you want to be sure we address?

Send a message to Jennifer Keegan at education@nationalwomeninroofing.org

Advantages of a Multi-Generational Workforce

For the first time in history, five generations are working side by side, each with different leadership, communication and career development styles. Whether you’re part of a multi-generational family business, or part of a generationally diverse team, understanding what motivates each generation and how to communicate with each other will help you thrive in this diversity and leverage the competitive advantage.

Understanding the circumstances, attitudes and values that influence each generation and their skill sets can lead to a dynamic team. Our multi-generational panel will discuss these differences and skill sets, highlight the strengths of each generation and their natural roles within your organization, and review the blueprint of successful multi-generational teams.

View the webinar here.

Networking & Netweaving

This webinar focuses on the basics of networking and how to elevate your networking into netweaving to better benefit professional and business development. NWIR member panelists 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. The webinar is recorded here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/164528016590753283

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.)