Happy November and Fall to all!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the DEI committee will be publishing posts of Black, BIPOC, and Women of Color throughout the industry highlighting their gratitude. After finishing up this past cohort of the REAL Roofing program, as a committee we would like to be first to express our gratitude. We are thankful for an association that focuses time and attention to DEI issues and training within our industry. Thank you NWIR!

We would also like to spend time this month celebrating Native American Heritage Month. Throughout the month we will feature Native American people within the industry and what this month means to them. Please see https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/ to learn more about this month and its importance as we celebrate our women.

During this month, if you have any stories you would like to share about Thanksgiving or Native American Heritage Month and your company culture, we would love to hear from you! If you would like to drop a note to tell us what you are thankful for, we would also love to hear from you!

Please remember to join the meetings of the DEI Committee on the 2nd Friday of each month. Get involved in the planning of the 2nd Annual Books, Balance, and Brunch! That’s right, NWIR Day 2 is coming back and we can’t wait to share the information with you!

If you are interested in learning more or would like to attend a meeting, please reach out to Jess Cress (jesscressga@gmail.com), Rae July (rae@chinookroofing.com), or Mandy McIntyre (mmcintyre@levelup-consultants.com).