National Women in Roofing (NWIR) is a 501(c)6 volunteer-based organization that supports and advances the careers of women roofing professionals, from those working in manufacturing to design to installation, investigation to repair to management, and every step in between.

The pillars of our organization are: networking, mentoring, education and industry 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. Through our commitment to connect and empower women in roofing, we contribute to the overall betterment and professionalism of the roofing industry.

Membership also includes and welcomes male “allies” who support the inclusion of women in the roofing industry. Working together, NWIR members 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.


NWIR is managed by Katie Bodiford, CAE, who serves as the Executive Director of the organization.  Katie has worked in association management for the majority of her 29-year career–primarily in the construction and building material sector. She currently resides in Gadsden, Alabama and works remotely from her office there.

NWIR also employs the services of Civica Associations, Conferences & Exhibitions to assist with various programs and services. NWIR headquarters are officially housed in the Civica office in the Denver, Colorado metro area. Association staff may be contacted using the Contact Us page on this website – inquiries are monitored daily.


NWIR has a significant presence at the following events in the roofing industry: International Roofing Expo, IIBEC Convention, NERCA Convention, WSRCA Convention, FRSA Convention, and Roofing Day, and MetalCon. In addition, NWIR hosts an annual convention, known as NWIR Days, which is the premier conference for multidisciplinary women professionals in the roofing industry, and their male allies, to get together to learn about the latest business strategies, connect with each other, and share a vision for empowering each other and elevating the roofing industry.