REAL Roofing Cohort 5 begins July 10th!!

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 for approximately six weeks
-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 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
-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

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:

R eveal opportunities.
E levate equity.
A ctivate diversity.
L ead inclusively.

We welcome all NWIR members to take advantage of this cost effective program for $199 per person. More detailed information with registration coming soon! To learn more and register please visit or email Mandy McIntyre, Program Manager, at