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.
Danielle Pack, USG
1. How did you get involved in the roofing industry?
I owned my own construction company for many years, after moving to Texas I changed course and started working for Central States. From there my passion for roofing began and I have never looked back.
2. What is one of the key things you’ve learned about yourself that you wish you would’ve known when you first entered the roofing industry?
I have had to prove myself in different ways. Proving yourself is not always having the answer at any given moment. You must prove you know how to find the answer and be confident.
3. 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?
I would have to say my stepmom, Cathy. I am very fortunate to have such a supportive and influential person in my career and life. She has always been there and encouraged me through my career offering guidance and advice.
4. As we know, many of the women in our industry are always juggling multiple responsibilities. How do you manage a work-life balance?
Work – life balance to me is one in the same. Work is very important and something I want to push myself to be the best at and to be honest something I really enjoy. When I am outside of work, I make sure I am engaged. I give myself-grace; I do not sweat the little things and I try not to compare myself to others. It is not always about quantity but quality of time. There are so many distractions in life, I focus on being in the moment, and making those moments count.
5. 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 knew someone recently looking for a job. I was the only women she knew in the industry and she was wanting to find out more about what I did. Once we started talking, she wanted to see if she could find a job that would be a good fit for her. I helped her make a few connections and she ended up getting job! She sent me a message shortly after saying that I was influential in her process and thanked me for my help. I did not get her the job, she got it on her own, but just talking and supporting her gave her the confidence to try and put herself out there. The best part is now, I get to witness her success.
6. Share something that you have been a part of that other women can follow in your footsteps and pave new trails in the industry?
Get involved! I was a member with NWiR for a while before I started putting myself out there and getting involved. You meet so many amazing women. NWiR has local councils and opportunities nationally to get involved in. Holding a seat on your local council, finding a mentor, volunteering to help at events, all of these put you in a position to meet new women, learn more about our industry and grow as an individual.