This year in honor of Women’s History Month, Roofing Is Celebrating Women. Let’s not just celebrate the women who are written in the history books but let’s also celebrate ourselves. This month, you will see highlights of women to be celebrated within our industry.
Ashley Sindall, Tremco
- How did you get involved in the roofing industry?
I started my career in the commercial construction industry 10 years ago, 5 years ago I was recruited into the roofing industry, by Paul Nunes, the VP of service at the Flynn Group of Companies and from that moment I have never looked back. Joining the roofing industry has been the highlight of my working career.
- What is one of the key things you have learned about yourself that you wish you would have known when you first entered the roofing industry?
I have more courage than I knew. I can speak up and step in when needed.
- In the spirit of Women’s History Month, who in your life has been an inspiring female figure that has helped you get to where you are today, physically, emotionally, intellectually and/or spiritually?
Lillianne Dunstall, former VP of Canadian Business Operations at Tremco. The moment I met Lillianne, she became a friend, a mentor, and a colleague. Lillianne has always encouraged me to be myself, she has been my cheerleader and my coach. Even after her retirement, Lillianne has remained on the sidelines supporting me.
- Who is one of your favorite Women in History?
Princess Diana, regardless of her fame, she always remained humble. She led her success with her heart, she was known for her charisma and friendliness. It is my hope to be recognized for the same qualities.
- As we know, many of the women in our industry are always juggling multiple responsibilities. How do you manage a work-life balance?
Self-care is essential, take a day off, meditate or exercise. Do whatever you need to do to serve yourself, so that you can best serve the other areas in your life including your career. Having a great support system is crucial too.
- Share an example of a time when you realized you were one of the first women at your job, school, family, or social organization to do something that had a meaningful impact or caused a positive change?
I have had the opportunity to step into career roles that may have traditionally be filled by men. Through that I have demonstrated to my daughter, that our gender does not determine our success. Meaningful impact is just this, it is changing the next generations perception of our industry, to be inclusive of both men and women.
- Share something that you have been a part of that other women can follow in your footsteps and pave new trails in the industry?
Bringing NWIR across the border to Canada!
NWiR is so grateful to Ashley for her tireless efforts as a leader of the new NWiR Canada Council.
We are also grateful to her company, Tremco, for their support of the association as a Founding Sponsor and now as a Diamond Sponsor. Tremco is also supportive of its employees taking on leadership positions on the Board of Directors and NWiR Councils.