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So far Esther Ehrenman has created 14 blog entries.

NWiR Member Highlight – Terri Kruse, Lady On The Roof

Terri Audi Kruse, President/Project Consultant/Estimator Lady On The Roof® Inspired by a friend and I had a long history of insurance experience and a gymnast who was not afraid of heights to do backflips on a 4-inch balance beam. :) Why a member of NWiR? Attended IRE for the first time in 2020 and opportunity to join passion and work to inspire other young people, especially young women to get into the construction business and trades. [...]

2021-02-26T13:32:04-07:00By |

Diversity Starts With You: How To Be Inclusive

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 [...]

2021-01-12T10:36:22-07:00By |

Don’t Skip Lunch

“Never eat lunch alone,” my dad told me before my first job. As a self-proclaimed extrovert, even I cowered from the advice. Never? What about introvert time or busy days? Eating lunch alone may often be easy, but a shared lunch is one of the simplest and most powerful ways to connect with people. Even in the socially-distant world of COVID, you can still grab lunch with coworkers and potential business partners. Here are 3 reasons [...]

2020-11-03T12:16:41-07:00By |

Determined Humility: Jayla Scholis from Beacon Building Products

A student athlete with UC Berkley, Jayla Scholis, was surprised to receive a LinkedIn message from a Beacon Building Products recruiter in 2018.  Jayla was not looking to join a startup fresh out of college – she was looking for something established. Although she had never considered roofing as a career option, Beacon’s reputation and stability were attractive. She loved the combination of history, benefits, and growth opportunity provided by Beacon so she could pursue a [...]

2020-10-16T12:51:50-06:00By |

Todd Skaggs Interview – Male Allyship

Thank you to Todd Skaggs, VP with Beacon Building Products, for sharing thoughts on how men in the construction industry can be allies with women. Esther Ehrenman, Beacon's eCommerce Product Manager, discusses how men and women can collaborate to promote and empower women in the industry. Q: How did you get involved with NWiR? A: About 6-7 years ago, I attended my first International Roofing Expo (IRE) with a colleague of mine, Stephanie Branham. We were [...]

2020-12-02T14:21:45-07:00By |

How an Engineer Got Into Roofing: Rachel Wrobel After Hours Profile

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.” ― Flavia Weedn Four years ago, Rachel Wrobel began searching for a career closer to home, and roofing chose her to her surprise.  Her background was in engineering, not roofing, so the commercial roofing industry was not at all on her radar.  “I found Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance through [...]

2020-09-25T13:14:07-06:00By |

CEO Profile: Stephanie Haigh, ComfortEagle

Life is truly unpredictable, and for those of us who just “fell into roofing” (myself included)  it’s a crazy ride. When Stephanie Haigh started working, she was on a completely different path. After graduating college, Stephanie worked in finance for a while before landing a position with a major engineering firm. She enjoyed the work, but was restless sitting at a desk, surrounded by project managers that had opportunities to travel and do amazing work.  It [...]

2020-09-09T07:05:40-06:00By |

Woman Roofer Profile: Tina Cordova

“I never expected that I would have a thirty-year career in the roofing industry” is a common phrase that resonates across the nation for women in roofing. It’s important to understand how women land in our industry and why both feet stick. For some of us, it was an unexpected opportunity. For others, it was a family business. For most of us, the roofing industry was a blessing we received at exactly the right time. “I [...]

2020-08-19T13:41:38-06:00By |

Versico Celebrates Women In Roofing: Emma Nealy

Name: Emma Nealy Current Position: Marketing Manager at Versico Roofing Systems  How many years have you been in the roofing industry? Almost 8 years Can you tell us about your career path and what led you to the roofing industry?  I spent my summers throughout college working for the Department of Agriculture at the Farm Show Complex and although it wasn’t within the roofing industry, I really enjoyed the people that I worked with and came [...]

2020-08-16T10:56:48-06:00By |

Chelsey Line – Writer Profile

Growing up as the daughter of a small-town residential roofer in Saxonburg, PA, Chelsey Line has always had a passion for the roofing industry and the hard-working people that it encompasses. She watched her father build a roofing business from the ground up and is excited to work in the industry that’s been in her family for generations. Chelsey graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Professional Studies and an emphasis in Community Recreation. [...]

2020-08-16T10:57:35-06:00By |
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