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Erica Sherman, GAF ( Wendy Lucas, PB Roofing ( Erin Hoffman, Certified Financial Services ( Sponsorship: Sage Sorathia, Capitol Roofing ( Membership: Amanda Veinott, Maven Roofing and Exteriors ( Treasurer: Jeanine Mulcahy, GAF ( Member at Large: Adrianne Sullivan, Roofers Union Local #10

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New Jersey – Northern New Jersey

Council Leadership

  • Chair: Erica Sherman, GAF (
  • Vice Chair: Wendy Lucas, PB Roofing (
  • Secretary: Erin Hoffman, Certified Financial Services (
  • Additional Chairs:

    Sponsorship: Sage Sorathia, Capitol Roofing (
    Membership: Amanda Veinott, Maven Roofing and Exteriors (
    Treasurer: Jeanine Mulcahy, GAF (
    Member at Large: Adrianne Sullivan, Roofers Union Local #10

  • Past Chairs:

    Lynn Picone, GAF ( *Active Board Member*
    Christine Mockenhaupt, SRS Distribution ( *Active Board Member*

Welcome to the Northern NJ Chapter of National Women in Roofing!  

The New Jersey Council meets every month in the Northern NJ area. Our goal for each meeting is to create an environment that encourages the growth of the 4 Pillars of the NWIR; Mentoring, Education, Networking, and Recruiting. Our meeting dates and locations change based on majority member availability and safety, so be sure to check our events calendar regularly to stay updated on meeting dates.

If you are interested in being a part of our Council Board, please read here.

We look forward to meeting you and growing together!

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Thank you to our NWIR NJ Council Sponsors:

Passaic Metal

Capitol Roofing Company
Continental Materials, Inc. 

For an inside look at what is going on in our chapter, see our updates below:


Upcoming Events:

December 7, 2023

NWIR NJ Holiday Party

It’s that time of year! Please join the NWiR Northern NJ Council for our annual holiday party where we gather to reflect on the year and celebrate the new one! We will continue our support of the Center for Hope and Safety by collecting donations, as well as our tradition of a White Elephant Gift Exchange.

Your meal is included with the ticket, and a cash bar will be available. Partners and allies are welcome!

Date and Time: Thursday, December 7 · 6 – 9pm EST
Location: Mario’s Restaurant
710 Van Houten Avenue Clifton, NJ 07013

Please register at:


Past Events:

November 1, 2023

Thank you to the NWIR Education Committee and CertainTeed for hosting a hands-on demo for cold weather application of self-adhered roofing products.

We learned about cutting t-laps, hot air welding seams in cold temps, and using liquid applied flashing for a flat roof.


October 1, 2023:

Our NJ Council gathered with their families on Sunday, October 1st for a pumpkin filled morning adventure. It was a beautiful day to bring our families into the wonderful world of women in roofing!


August 16, 2023: 

Another successful mozzarella party at Vinnie’s Mootz in the books!👩‍🍳

Thank you to our council members and special guests that came and enjoyed a night of great food, great company, and some cheesy fun.

Special thank you to our NWIR NJ sponsors for their support and helping make it all happen!


July 20, 2023:

Incredible evening with the NWIR NJ and NYC councils. Our joint event was a huge success! A big thank you to our sponsors Peter McQuaid of MCQ Sales and Sej Sorathia of Capitol Roofing Company for helping make it all possible. We appreciate you. Let’s keep supporting and empowering women in the roofing industry!


June 22, 2023

We had a great Networking Night Out at the brand new Autodidact Brewery in Morris Plains, NJ.
Thanks to everyone who attended! Looking forward to seeing more of our NJ & NYC members at our summer social next month!

Friday, May 12, 2023:

They came, they painted, and they flexed some muscle at the Habitat for Humanity Women Build event! Thank you to the 10 women from our NWIR NJ council who volunteered their time to the Bergen Habitat for Humanity and thank you Jeanine Mulcahy for organizing!

April 26, 2023

Our “Meet the Mentors” event was last night and we couldn’t have asked for a better panel and audience! Thank you to our panelists Patricia Ventura, Cindi Vasta, and Tina Carfaro-Breen, SHRM-CP for sharing their stories, career wisdom, and life advice. It was an amazing night and we’re feeling inspired!
We discussed topics like imposter syndrome (or lack thereof in some cases), how to negotiate and ask for what you want, changing your perspective to help cultivate and build new work relationships, working with people to create the right business and employee culture, how to find a mentor or business coach, and other valuable takeaways.

Thank you to PB Roofing for hosting!

March 30, 2023

Our council meetup in Morris County with Contractor Dynamics was awesome! Always great to catch up and talk things roofing! Thanks to Amanda and Sej for organizing.


March 5, 2023

National Women in Roofing Day – Dallas, TX

This event is one of the most empowering days of the year. NWIR Day 2023 had its biggest turn out to date, with 489 attendees from across the country. It was a special day for our NJ Council with three WORLD Award Rising Star nominees and one Veteran nominee, and we are ELATED to share that our NWIR NJ Chair, Erica Sherman, was awarded the 2023 WORLD Rising Star Award! We are so proud of you, Erica! Congratulations! 🎉



February 15, 2023

Thank you Adrianne and the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers Local #10 for hosting our NWIR NJ group. We learned so much about the Union’s history in NJ and top it all off, we were right down the road from the infamous Batto House, the birthplace of the labor movement!

Adrianne is the first woman with Foreman Level 1 certification in her local’s history and the first woman in Northern NJ. We’re so lucky to have her in our council!

We were thrilled to celebrate Adrianne, learn about her pathway to this momentous achievement, and have an open discussion about recruiting the future of our industry’s workforce.

Ps. Those are Adrianne’s children Zach and Rachel, sitting behind and supporting their mom tonight. That’s what it’s all about.


January 26, 2022

Thank you to those who were able to attend our January event, “Make 2023 Your Best Year Yet” – a Masterclass with Cynthia Watts-Murphy of Love Your Legacy Coaching! It was an incredibly empowering and rewarding session! We have made a recording in case any members were not able to make it – please see the links below.

Cynthia also generously shared an opportunity to schedule a complimentary session with her – please use this link to do so. She has another virtual session coming up on February 11th – register here!

NWiR NJ Workshop Recordinglink or google drive link


November 30, 2022

Thank you everyone who came out to celebrate at our 2022 Holiday Party! We had a wonderful time connecting over food and drinks, reminiscing about the different fun, educational, networking, and charitable events we’ve hosted this year, and participating in the White Elephant exchange. We are also heartened by everyone’s contributions to the Center for Hope and Safety – it is a privilege to support an organization like this doing incredibly valuable work in our community. Last but not least, thank you to Capitol Roofing Company for sponsoring this event!

We wish you and yours a very happy and joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year!


November 18, 2022

Thank you to Amanda Veinott-Praml from George J Keller and Sons for an excellent educational session with our council, teaching us about the power of social media groups and community outreach programs. If you are a NWIR member and need a coaching session on how to engage your community through digital community channels, please reach out to


October 11, 2022

It was a fantastic evening at our NWIR NJ Fall Sip ‘n Swing event. 🏌️‍♀️🍂

Thanks to everyone who joined! We had so much fun with our council and we were thrilled to meet our new members. A special thank you to our council sponsor Peter McQuaid, from McQ Sales Management, for joining us, too!


September 30, 2022

Back-to-School Virtual Catch-Up

Our council met virtually on Friday, September 30th during lunch to share some of our summer wins and current state of the business. We were so happy to meet new members and see some of our longtime council members who live further away from Northern NJ. We also announced the open positions on our council board and the launch of the WORLD Award nominations for NWIR Day 2023. You can nominate here.


July 15, 2022:

Bergen Habitat for Humanity – Residential Home Build

National Women in Roofing NJ volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County to help with the construction of a 3-bedroom home in Hillsdale, NJ. A special thank you to our volunteers, Tom, Gary, and Gloria at Habitat Bergen for creating an amazing experience for our crew. And a VERY special thank you to our NWIR NJ member Karen Sager of for the donation of gutter guards to this beautiful home.


June 16, 2022

Thank you to Erica, Lynn, and GAF for hosting a fantastic R&D lab tour at the GAF World Headquarters in Parsippany, NJ. Our council learned so much about the time, attention, detail, and forward-thinking that goes into the products we all know and love. 👩‍🔬

May 19, 2022

Back in regular rotation, our Thirsty Thursday (or Wine Down Wednesday) event was a fantastic evening at the Sunset Pub & Grill in Lincoln Park! ☀️ The sun came out for us as we welcomed new members and bonded over cool sunset themed cocktails and industry conversation.


April 21, 2022

What a great night celebrating Earth Day week at our Grow With Us event! Thank you to Sej Sorathia and Capitol Roofing for their green roof presentation, to GAF for its sponsorship, to PB Roofing for hosting, and to Ubl Roofing for the great video!

NWIR Grow with us 

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If you missed this event, no worries! Our council gets together once a month. Stay posted for May details!

March 30, 2022

Our NWiR Northern NJ Council joined forces with the newly established North America Council to celebrate Women’s History Month.

The highlight of this event was our small group mentoring circles, in which participants shared experience and support of their peers. It was a great meeting and we can’t wait to do another mentoring circle session again soon!

February 24, 2022

We had a blast networking and making some seriously delicious mozzarella at Vinnie’s Mootz in Lyndhurst, NJ.

Stay tuned for details of our March event coming soon!

January 26, 2022

We have our first Council Event of the year on this Wednesday, January 26th from 12-1PM. We will be introducing the new Council Board, sharing upcoming events and opportunities, and will also have some time to connect!

Everyone who attends will be automatically entered to win in a raffle for a private one-on-one session with an industry mentor! This event will be one you won’t want to miss!

Use this link to register for the meeting through zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Event Details:
Wednesday, January 26th, 2021

Looking ahead at 2022, now’s a great time to join National Women in Roofing if you haven’t already!


November 22, 2021

We are pleased to announce our Holiday party! Please mark your calendars and RSVP for December 15th. We will gather over food and drink to celebrate the holidays, reflect on 2021, and look ahead at 2022! We will collect final donations for the Center for Hope and Safety. See the attached gift guide for further details.


We also will once again have a White Elephant Gift Exchange, and we ask that gifts be under $20 and celebrate the theme of Women’s Empowerment.


Cost of attendance:

– $10 for NWiR Members

– $20 for non-members



Please RSVP by December 3rd:


Event Details:

Wednesday, December 15th



The Grande Saloon

940 Van Houten Ave

Clifton, NJ 07013



November 8, 2021


Don’t forget this Friday we have our Financial Wellness and Independence event, from 12-1PM, featuring Erin Hoffman of Certified Financial Services. Erin will speak to us about developing financial security and share other tips for women. Register today and please share with others in your organization.


Register using this link: You will then receive an email with the zoom conferencing information.


Our council virtually joined the Seattle and Dallas Councils on Wednesday, October 20th, demonstrating roof repair techniques on an asphalt roof. Check out LinkedIn Post on the October demo


Juyle Myner, Ph.D., from the Center for Hope and Safety joined us on Monday, October 25th to share guidance on how to support victims of domestic violence as well as information about the critical work that the Center performs for the community. Join us as we collect gifts and donations as part of our Season of Gratitude campaign. We are collecting donations of nonperishables, laundry and cleaning supplies, as well as gifts – please see the attached gift guide. Lynn Picone will be collecting items at GAF, and Wendy Lucas will be collecting items at PB Roofing, with a deadline of December 10th.

Center for Hope and Safety Gift Guide

If you missed the meeting, please check out our recording here: Zoom Link

Juyle shared an incredible amount of resources on how to identify and support victims of Domestic Violence, and we want to share the following options for contacting the National Domestic Violence Hotline:

  • 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
  • 1.800.787-3224 (TTY)
  • (Live Chat)


And last but not least, please review our guide on how to update your NWiR member profile. It couldn’t be easier, and by choosing the Northern NJ Council as your primary council, you will be directly helping us receive a portion of your membership funds!

Updating Your Profile – Selecting Your Council

November 3, 2021


Please join us for our November event on Financial Wellness and Independence. Guest Speaker, Erin Hoffman of Certified Financial Services, will speak to us about developing financial security and share other tips for women. Register today and please share with others in your organization.




Register using this link:


You will then receive an email with the zoom conferencing information


Event Details:

Friday, November 12th

12-1PM EST




September 22, 2021

Third time’s not the charm? Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel our September event. We were so looking forward to getting together but after some scheduling difficulties, we decided to wait until we can give everyone more notice. Thank you for your patience!


October is just around the corner and we have two wonderful events to look forward to! Join in virtually as the NWiR Northern NJ Council joins the Seattle and Dallas Councils for some hands on home repair experience!


The following week we will welcome the Center of Hope and Safety ( to our monthly council meeting. This event will help us kick off our end of year donation efforts, and provide us the opportunity to learn more about what the center does, as well as as how we can recognize at-risk women in the workplace and what we as individuals can do to encourage them to seek help.


Virtual Demonstration:

Wednesday, October 20th: Hands on Roof Repair: 4-5PM ET



Allies in Prevention of Domestic Violence: 

Monday, October 25th: 12-1PM ET Center for Hope and Safety

RSVP coming out soon!


September 13, 2021

Well, originally we had hoped to do a Swing ‘n Sip golf event next week, however IDA had other plans.  We have pivoted to make this a Pasta Night!  Keep an eye out for future events as we hope to reschedule Swing ‘n Sip for another time!

Please join us as we return to Vinnie’s Mootz, but this time, to make Ravioli! Attendees will learn how to make ravioli and have a chance to reconnect in person! Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Group size will be very limited, so we are restricting attendance to active members of NWiR, and attendees will be charged $20 per person.   (This event is open to the first 15 RSVPs as there are space restrictions)


Please RSVP today! This will book up quickly!

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, September 22nd

Time: 5:30-8PM

$20 per person: please bring cash or checks payable to cash.

Active NWiR Members only


265 Ridge Road

Lyndhurst, NJ 07071


August 16, 2021

We’ve just returned home from the International Roofing Expo 2021 in Las Vegas, where members of our NWIR New Jersey council celebrated NWIR Day on Sunday, August 8th. Speakers discussed a variety of topics including Setting Your Stage & Owning it, LGBTQ+ 101 Education, Courageous Conversations,  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion training and more. Later in the day, members of our NWIR Northern New Jersey Board were nationally celebrated for their efforts in leadership and mentorship towards women in the roofing industry. Congratulations to Erica Sherman, who was a top three finalist for the WORLD Award Rising Star, and Christine Mockenhaupt, who won the WORLD Award Veteran honor. We are so honored and proud of our New Jersey representation on a national level!

Christine Mockenhaupt, past-Chair of NWIR Northern NJ, receives national recognition with the NWIR WORLD Award 2021

NWIR Board Members from around the country gathered for NWIR Day 2021 in Las Vegas on Sunday, August 8th


August 4, 2021

Wine Down Wednesday at Blarney Station, East Rutherford, NJ

Pictured: Lauren Siciliano, Angelica Miller, Christina, Victoria Crocitto, Wendy Lucas, and Stacy Petriello

Great to see familiar faces alongside some new ones!


Thanks again to everyone who joined us for our July Event, Hot Knowledge: Virtual Picnic and Trivia! We learned some interesting facts about TPO and had some time to catch up!

We’re excited to offer our first live event next week at the Blarney Station in East Rutherford. Come by anytime starting at 5:30PM for a low-stress meet up. We’ll continue to offer a mix of virtual and live events throughout the rest of the year: keep an eye out for some more updates on live demos and our Fall events!


Please RSVP so we know you’re coming!

If you’ve already RSVP’d on Facebook or LinkedIn, you don’t need to RSVP here

Event Details:

Wednesday, August 4th



Blarney Station

258 Park Ave

East Rutherford, NJ 07073


Join us this week for our July event, Hot Knowledge: NWiR Northern NJ Virtual Picnic and Trivia! Please RSVP today for Thursday, July 22nd from 12-1PM!


Join us over your lunch break for some educational trivia on TPO roofing and some time to connect with other NWiR Members on summer plans!


Also, please save the date for our August event! We will be planning a Wine Down Wednesday for August 5th!

Looking ahead at the next year, now’s a great time to join National Women in Roofing if you haven’t already!


This event will be one you won’t want to miss!


Please Register using this link:


Event Details:

Thursday, July 22nd



Zoom link shared after registration



Join us for our June event:    A Roundtable Discussion On Unconscious Bias   

A joint event with the NJ Council of NWiR & WISE

Join us in a constructive dialogue to foster stronger relationships when working with women in a male majority industry

Date: June 15, 2021

Time: 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Save the date!  More details to follow!



This April we are thrilled to focus on highlighting and strengthening these connections by creating several opportunities for our members to better get to know each other and to also prepare nominations for the NWiR WORLD award (see WORLD Link for award details). Both the Veteran and Rising Star awards recognize the whole individual, so we want to make sure to capture a more well-rounded perspective of each other! We have a discussion guide ready (and attached to this email) for members to follow that will help us better capture each other’s stories and more easily prepare an award nomination.


We will be kicking off the month with two Get to Know Your Council events, which will be structured so that attendees will be split up among breakout rooms and have a chance to get to know each other a little better! We suggest you follow the discussion guide to help the process. We’ve had a great response using breakout rooms previously, and highly recommend you take advantage of the chance to network one-on-one!


These networking opportunities will build us up towards our April Event, Ladies Who Lunch! Join us on Friday, April 16th from 12-1 PM for a third chance to get to know your fellow council members. As March 23-24 is National Roofing Day, we’ll also be taking some time to celebrate what roofing means to us! We will be sending out google invites and zoom information for each event so that everyone can more easily opt-in.


Calls to Action:

– Attend one of the Get to Know Your Council Events or the Ladies Who Lunch event

– Can’t make an event? Schedule a call with someone you know and use our discussion guide!

– Commit to nominating at least one person you’ve interviewed – let’s lift each other up!


Event details:

Get to Know Your Council Events

Friday, March 26th, 12-1 PM

Wednesday, April 7th, 5-6 PM

Google Calendar Invites will be shared with the entire council


Ladies Who Lunch

Friday, April 16th, 12-1 PM

RSVP Here:




Upcoming February Virtual Meeting: International Women’s Day


We will be celebrating the achievements of women throughout history and across the globe. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge, which helps raise awareness against bias, supports action for equality, and recognizes the efforts of women everywhere.


The event will include:

  • Keynote Speaker Discussion
  • Breakout Sessions
  • #ChooseToChallenge Kickoff



Please RSVP using this link: RSVP Link

Zoom details will be shared after RSVPing.


Event Details:

Thursday, February 25th

12-1 PM EST


We hope to see you there!


Don’t forget, National Women in Roofing is accepting submissions for the WORLD Award, which was created to honor outstanding women in the Roofing Industry. There is now an award for a WORLD Veteran and Rising Star. We all know some awesome women in this industry, why not nominate them?  Nominations are due March 31st for both awards.


WORLD Veteran Nomination

WORLD Rising Star Nomination 


January Virtual Meeting: Balancing Motherhood and  Your Career:

The Northern New Jersey Council wants to thank everyone who attended our January meeting, Balancing Motherhood and Your Career. Members gathered virtually to discuss challenges and best practices for finding balance between their many roles and responsibilities. We were grateful to create a space where moms – new and experienced – could connect over shared struggles and find strength and encouragement from one another.

The Northern New Jersey Council wants to announce it’s February event, celebrating International Women’s Day. We will gather virtually to recognize inspiring women, commit to creating a more inclusive world and #choosetochallenge. Please join us on Thursday, February 25th from 12-1PM ET – RSVP information to come soon.

December Virtual Holiday Event


We are looking forward to celebrating the holidays with you all during our December meeting, on Wednesday, December 16th, from 12-1PM. We’ll be gathering to share some of our favorite holiday memories, what we’re grateful for this year, and some our very own seasonal craft ideas! If you have something you’d like to share, please put together and email us a brief slide with instructions and pictures, so that we can share it with the rest of the council.

We are proud to continue our support for the  Center for Hope and Safety NJ  during this holiday season. As discussed during November’s meeting, there are different non-contact ways to support the Center, including donating gift cards, making a tax-deductible donation, and choosing from their Amazon Wish List. These details are further described in the attached flier.

Don’t forget, there are often events and other great activities provided at the national level of our organization, make sure to check out the event calendar at


Please RSVP by using this link: 

Event Details:

December Party

Wednesday, 12/16 12-1PM

Zoom information will be shared separately








November Virtual Event:

Please Join Our Virtual Meeting

A panel discussion, with women in various career stages from:

  • Finance
  • R&D
  • Construction Management
  • Sales Support
  • Ownership

All drawn together by a love for Roofing! Learn from their experience how to Thrive in a Male Majority Space

 What: Thriving in a Male Majority Space

 When: Wednesday November 18, 2020 12:00 pm -1:00


Please contact with any questions


October Virtual Event:

We’re excited to announce our October event, ‘Presenting Virtually’. Join us to learn the top 10 tips for building and delivering interactive presentations that will captivate your virtual audience and keep them engaged.

This lunchtime presentation will be a great way to enhance your ability to communicate virtually as we work through our ‘New Normal’.  Featuring NWiR Member and GAF Talent Development Specialist, Victoria Scriveri, you’ll learn specific ways you can improve your presentation skills.



Event Details:

Thursday, October 29th

12-1PM ET NWIR NJ October Virtual Meeting


April Virtual Event:

Due to the current situation we had to cancel our March meeting.  Please join us for our April virtual meeting:


March Event

Join us at our next event, Wednesday March 25th, at GAF Headquarters in Parsippany.  We look forward to this educational presentation on personal safety.

Please RSVP here by March 20th:

Continuing our efforts to support the Center for Hope and Safety (, we are asking non-members for a $5 donation. We’ve had such generous contributions from the past few events and we’re energized that we can continue to support such an important organization.
We are also collecting the following breakfast food items for the Center for Hope and Safety:
•        Parmalat Milk (shelf-stable)
•        Cereal
•        Breakfast bars
•        Granola bars
•        Grape jelly
•        Peanut butter
•        Instant Oatmeal
•        Pancake Mix
•        Syrup
•        Coffee
•        Tea
Any donations would be greatly appreciated!


February Wine Down Wednesday Recap

Great night at a new location, Sushi Lounge in Totowa!  Like to welcome our newest member, Danielle Strang for joining us!  Also had a visit from Hayley Browne from Long Island joining us!  Love spending time with our council in a casual setting.  Looking forward to the next one!  Join us!


February Wine Down Wednesday

Join us at a new location!  Sushi Lounge in Totowa on Wednesday Feb 19th from 6-9pm.  Take some time out after a long day to wind down and connect with other women in roofing!   Hope to see you there!

Wine Down Wednesday - Feb 19, 2020


January Meeting Recap

Special thanks to Jennifer Keegan for connecting us with Jennifer Pazdon who presented the results from a survey on engagement and equity solutions in the structural engineering community. This was very insightful as it closely parallels the roofing industry. As we’ve learned tonight, there is some work to be done.

Please reach out if there is a topic you would like to hear more about or an event idea. This is YOUR council and we are here to serve! Hoping some can come down to the Hard Rock Hotel in Atlantic City in March to volunteer at NERCA. We will have a booth and a hospitality event on Wed March 18th at 6pm. It’s a great chance to network and spread the word about our council!



As I reflect upon the last 3 years and look how far we’ve come, my heart is full of adoration for these women that take the time out of their busy schedules to contribute to our council. We’ve accomplished so much and I want to thank everyone that has participated in any of our events, you are what makes our organization possible! I hope to see our council continue to grow by leaps and bounds, keep sharing the experiences with other women in the industry and invite them to join in! I am proud to have been the Council Chair for the first 3 years here in NJ.

It brings me great pleasure announce the new Board of Directors, starting in 2020:

Lynn Picone, Council Chair
Erica Sherman, Vice Chair
Christine Mockenhaupt, Treasurer / Past Chair

I’d like to introduce our newest board members
Eilleen D. Troia, Secretary
Chantel Torres, Membership Chair Magdalena Nyk, Events / Social Media Chair

These women have already made a great impact on our council in the past year and I’m excited to have their continued contributions in the future. Looking for great things to come! Stay tuned in 2020!

Thank you for your continued support of our Council.  Your participation in our group makes it possible for us to keep moving forward!  Please enjoy your holidays, be safe and Happy New Year!




December Quarterly Event and Holiday Party

Hello, everyone,

We are pleased to announce our December Quarterly Event! Please mark your calendars and RSVP for Tuesday, December 17th at 6PM in the Grande Saloon. We will be celebrating the past year of empowering Women in Roofing and we’d love for you to join us. We’ll review this past year’s activities, the NWiR Mentorship Toolkit, and introduce next year’s Board!

We’re also encouraging attendees to bring a gift under $25 for a White Elephant gift exchange, with the theme of gifts which empower or inspire women!

Dinner and drinks are included, with a cash bar available. We are asking Members to pay $10 and non-Members to pay $20. Looking ahead at the next year, now’s a great time to join National Women in Roofing if you haven’t already!

This event will be one you won’t want to miss!



Please RSVP by December 14th:

Event Details:

Tuesday, December 17th 6-9PM

The 940 Room at the Grande Saloon

940 Van Houten Avenue

Clifton, NJ 07013


November “Bury the Hatchet” event

The Northern New Jersey Council got together to bond and burn off some stress throwing hatchets at Stumpy’s Hatchet House. Pecks Brothers graciously sponsored the event, which was a great opportunity for members to connect over food, drink, and hatchet throwing. We had quite a few bullseyes!


October Wine Down Wednesday

Save the date for our October Wine Down Wednesday at a new location….The Grande Saloon in Clifton, NJ.
Join us on October 9th starting at 6pm for an evening of networking. We have a space reserved, and food and drink will be available – Happy Hour runs until 7pm and our group will receive 10% off discount afterwards.
Hope you can join us!




September Quarterly Event:

I wanted to thank everyone for coming out to our September Quarterly meeting last night and thank our host GAF and also to our National Chair Jennifer Stone for joining our meeting and panel. It truly makes my heart happy seeing fellow women in roofing coming together to spend time as we all continue to learn and grow in our careers. If you haven’t been to one of our meetings I highly encourage you to take the time to join us and I promise you won’t be disappointed!


July Event:

Great night out with  Vinnie Mootz learning how to make fresh mozzarella. Thanks to Chris Tetto and CertainTeed Corp  for sponsoring this month’s event.   We learned about nutrition and meal planning from Jennifer Katafigiotis from Weight Wellness Center.

Great night with a great bunch of ladies! 

Look out for our next event on August 14th at Uncorked in Totowa and Save the date for Sept 11th for our quarterly meeting at GAF headquarters in Parsippany.


We are very excited to share the details for our July Event – Let’s Get Cheesy! As another step in the direction of education and self care, we will learn how to make our own mozzarella from Vinny Mootz ( and also have Jennifer Burns Katafigiotis, CEO and Founder of Weight Wellness Center ( to discuss nutrition and eating healthy on the run with us. We are grateful to Certainteed (, who will be sponsoring this event.

Space will be limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. This event will free for members and $25 for non-members. If you’ve been thinking about joining NWIR, now would be a perfect opportunity!

Continuing our efforts to support the Center for Hope and Safety (, we ask you to consider bringing any of the following to this event for donation:

Cereal, Tomato Sauce, Juice boxes, cans of tuna chicken or ham, Rice, Sugar, Peanut Butter, Vegetable Oil, Pillows (must be new).

Last week we had a fantastic June meeting, focusing on Work/Life balance. Jennifer L’Estrange from Red Clover ( facilitated discussions about how to identify what we need and how to create communities around us that help us get us there. We wrapped up with a very relaxing Chair Yoga session – it’s amazing what you can accomplish and how much better you can feel even while sitting down at work! Thank you to Peck Brother’s (  for sponsoring this great event!

Please RSVP by Wednesday July 3rd


Event Details:

Wednesday, July 10th, 6-8PM


Vinny’s Mootz

265 Ridge Road

Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Click here if you’d like to sponsor a future event!


We’re excited to share that Peck Brothers will be hosting and we’re looking forward to connecting with you.

Let’s face it, it can be a challenge to make time for both your career and personal life needs. This meeting will feature speaker Jennifer L’Estrange from Red Clover HR, who will discuss Work-Life Balance. A Chair Yoga instructor will wrap up the meeting for us to help us reinforce the concept of self care. Make some time for yourself and join us for this great event!

Food and drinks will be provided, and we ask that you RSVP by Friday, June 7th so we can best plan for your attendance. Know someone who might be interested in attending or learning more about NWIR? Bring them along!

Please RSVP by Friday, June 7th

Event Details:

Thursday, June 13th, 6PM.


Saddle Brook Marriott

138 New Pehle Avenue

***In support of the Center for Hope and Safety, we will be collecting items at the event to donate. Please consider bringing any of the following:

– Diapers – sizes 4, 5, and 6

– Baby wipes

– Parmalat milk

– Toiletries – full size


Join us for some casual networking, RSVP here:

***In support of the Center for Hope and Safety, we will be collecting items at the event to donate. Please consider bringing any of the following:

– Diapers – sizes 4, 5, and 6

– Baby wipes

– Parmalat milk

– Toiletries – full size


We hope you can join us for our March Quarterly Meeting.  We will have Jean Kirch from the Center for Hope and Safety ( joining us to discuss a partnership in helping victims of domestic violence and their families in our community.

Please RSVP here by March 22:

Thanks for joining our first “Wine Down Wednesday” event! It was a pleasure spending time with you ladies last night. We are looking to make this a monthly standing event in 2019. Stay tuned!
Some photos from our local ladies participating in Habitat for Humanity’s Paterson Build! Beautiful weather, great team work, and hard work put in today! Special thanks to the Henry Company for providing lunch, and to Kizzie Hoyte, Jennifer Latone, Jennifer Trapane, and Briggitta Berze for being awesome Women in Roofing!
Thank you to those who were able to attend our meeting at Allied Building Products last week.  We had a nice evening of networking, planning and hearing from a fantastic speaker, Greta Bajrami.  She was able to give us so many takeaways from her experience in the startup of her own roofing contractor business that apply in so many situations.  My favorite was how she trained her crew to live by the customer always being right, no matter what the situation.  It’s easy to be defensive and much harder to be humble. From the customer’s perspective, it’s much harder to stay mad when being treated good.  Her style of customer service is a credit to her success and growth and I admire her for that.
As we continue to determine the direction that, we, the council want to go, we have attached another short survey.  Please take the time to respond so we can gear future events in the direction that is best for everyone.  We appreciate you taking the time to respond, if you would be so kind to complete by July 31 we can move forward on a date for our December meeting.
Upcoming Events:
Sat. Sept 29 (7:45am – 3:30pm) Habitat for Humanity Build in Paterson
This event is limited to 10 people, 4 have signed up so far, so if you are interested, please sign up here to hold your spot:
Dec. Holiday Event (date to be determined from survey)
Learn the basics about roofs while enjoying a holiday meal
Hope everyone enjoys the summer!




Please join us for our next 2 events in July and September.
RSVP here for our July event:  by July 11th
To sign up for the Habitat for Humanity event, click here:
Thank you all for coming out to GAF Headquarters for our first meeting of 2018.  I am so grateful for the volume of women that came to spend time learning about our organization!  We had a record number 46 women attend!
I am happy to let you know, we do have a complete Board of Directors for NJ, so please allow me to introduce everyone.
Christine Mockenhaupt – Chair
Lynn Picone – Vice Chair
Erica Sherman – Secretary
Liz Sieling – Treasurer
Julie Baker – Membership Chair
Jennifer Keegan – Education Chair
We will be getting together shortly to give you the dates for the remaining meetings for 2018 so that you can mark your calendars.  Thank you to all those that completed the surveys.  Your input and ideas will help guide us going forward.
I especially want to thank Lynn and Renee for welcoming us to GAF!  The presentations were terrific!  It’s always nice to always be learning, and hearing how innovative GAF is was fascinating!  The personal branding topic was perfect and the value exercise sparked some great conversation.
Networking / Mentoring
One of the ideas that came out of our speed networking round was to create a database of contacts.  I will work with the board to find a platform that we can log everyone that wants to be included.  We can use this as a local mentoring center for members.
Thank you all again for attending.  Our local website is:
If you haven’t already joined, what are you waiting for?  Click right here to join!
Until next time…..



Please join us for our first meeting of 2018, where GAF has graciously offered to host a great event to kick off the season!

This will be a limited space event, so please RSVP here:


 National Women in Roofing was representing in Boston last week at NERCA.  We had a Meet and Greet Event on Wed night that had a great mixture of manufacturers, distributors and contractors.  Here are a few photos from our booth and event.

Check back soon, our next event will be in May!

Thank you all for coming out last night, it was great seeing everyone again and meeting some new faces!  Below is a recap for those of you who were unable to attend:
Guest Speakers Mary Jean and Barbara from Northern NJ Dress for Success came in and told us about the various services they provide women looking to get back into the workforce or sharpen their skills.  These services include Career center, Professional Women’s Group, counseling and coaching for interviews, Foundations of success workshop, and Technology Skills workshop, in addition to many others.
We decided to start a clothing drive which will culminate with a trip to the Dress for Success boutique, tentatively set for Sat. Oct 28 in the afternoon (SAVE THE DATE), where we will sort and donate the clothing collected as a team.
Rebecca Reilly from Sullivan Engineering was interested in guest speaking about her non-traditional role
Jyoti Belanger and Christine Mockenhaupt were interested in becoming mentors (6 month commitment)
​We also celebrated our Founding Members with presentation of their Founding Member Pins:
Bari Siano
Michelle Boyd
Jyoti Belanger
Christine Mockenhaupt

For those of you who haven’t signed up for membership, please do so at ​

Membership Benefits include:
Mentoring from seasoned roofing professionals and industry leaders who will help guide you in important career decisions, and help you solve workplace challenges.
On-line training sessions to help you hone your skills and stay up-to-date with industry thought-leaders
Networking sessions at industry events, with an emphasis on programs that will advance women’s career paths in roofing at every level
Recruitment channels that will give you access to rising stars in the roofing industry
Employment opportunities nationwide from leading roofing companies and related industries
So don’t hesitate and make it official and sign up today!  Annual membership is $60 and it is YOUR individual membership, no matter where you are affiliated.
Jeanine Tolve – Allied Building Products
Mic​helle Boyd – Ganter Contractors
Christine Mockenhaupt – Allied Building Products
Michele Mulrenan – Myles Kelly
Jyoti Belanger – Allied Building Products
Vicky Cardozo – Myles Kelly
Bari Siano – Myles Kelly
Jenny Javier – Myles Kelly
Krystle Nesta – Myles Kelly
Michelle Russo – Myles Kelly
Rebecca Reilly – Sullivan Engineering
Mary Jean Barnes & Barbara Alves – Northern NJ Dress for Success
​I will follow up with a flyer on our clothing drive in the coming week, but for now spread the word and starts collecting.  ​
​Thanks for helping to build this great organization in New Jersey, and remember to “Empower Each Other” every day!  Spread the word and pass along this email to your co-workers, contractor, distributor and vendor partners in the field to share with women in their businesses and let’s keep growing our group!
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