What is REAL Roofing? Glad you asked! REAL Roofing is an educational program designed to move the roofing industry forward with diversity, equity, and inclusion – also known as DEI. National Women in Roofing prides itself on being innovators and change-makers in the industry, and we are so proud to launch this program and create REAL change within the roofing community.

We’re all on different journeys when it comes to DEI and this course offers a solid foundational program in understanding what key terms mean and how to utilize them within the workplace and society.

Here’s how the course works:

Approximate 15-minute micro-lessons delivered via text 3 timers per week
Self-paced video lessons provide content to fit within your schedule
Easy access with your phone or computer (without remembering passwords!)
You’ll receive a workbook with lesson outlines and glossary of key terms
Optional periodic cohort Zoom meetings to further discuss your learning experience and provide opportunity for questions and community engagement
Cohort based for peer support while learning at your own pace (see registration page for next Cohort date)
Upon completion of the program you’ll receive a digital badge to highlight and celebrate your accomplishment!

This course provides an overview of the key DEI concepts that are essential in the management of personal, interpersonal, institutional, and structural change:
Identity & Language
Bias Awareness
Discrimination & Prejudice
Leadership & Culture

What’s in a name?
REAL Roofing is inspired by the global leadership nonprofit, the Center for Creative Leadership. Their proprietary REAL™ framework for equity, diversity, and inclusion is informed by decades of making the world a better place through more effective leadership.

Reveal opportunities.
Elevate equity.
Activate diversity.
Lead inclusively.

We welcome all NWIR members to take advantage of this cost effective program for $199 per person. Register at!
If you have any questions please email Mandy McIntyre at