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Diversity Starts With You: How To Be Inclusive

2020 exposed many existing racial inequalities and biases across the world. Generational inequality does not vanish with unspoken good intentions: it requires time, hard work, and introspection. Inclusivity opens the door, in order to allow diversity a seat at the table and unlock new perspectives, ideas, and friends. Your world will become richer and broader as you become comfortable with the uncomfortable through active listening, diversifying your media, being cautious of social media, and increasing your [...]

2021-01-12T10:36:22-07:00By |

Woman Roofer Profile: Tina Cordova

“I never expected that I would have a thirty-year career in the roofing industry” is a common phrase that resonates across the nation for women in roofing. It’s important to understand how women land in our industry and why both feet stick. For some of us, it was an unexpected opportunity. For others, it was a family business. For most of us, the roofing industry was a blessing we received at exactly the right time. “I [...]

2020-08-19T13:41:38-06:00By |

Jess Cress – Writer Profile

Jess Cress is currently the Special Projects and IT Social Media Specialist at Bone Dry Roofing Company in the beautiful Athens, Georgia. Owner Chad Collins says, “Jess is a tremendous asset to our organization and always pours 100% of herself into her work. Her passion for the roofing industry shows in everything she does. Not only does Jess represent our organization and our industry extremely well, but she is also a walking testimony to the limitless [...]

2020-08-16T11:06:38-06:00By |

National Women In Roofing and Roofers Coffeeshop Launch Recruitment Opportunity

National Women in Roofing (NWiR) and Roofers Coffeeshop have partnered to launch a recruiting campaign for the roofing industry. The campaign allows companies to submit job postings for Roofers Coffeeshop to share. Through opening a wide variety of job opportunities at companies to viewers, the partnership will be able to attract new talent and offer opportunities for companies to increase visibility to their job postings. Any company in roofing can submit job opportunities here: “Despite [...]

2020-05-29T12:58:10-06:00By |

National Women in Roofing Announces NWIR Day Scholarship Recipients

The scholarship will cover the costs for these first-time attendees to attend the second annual NWIR Day in Nashville. Denver, Colorado  - National Women in Roofing (NWIR), a national organization focused on the empowerment of women within the roofing industry, has announced the recipients of its first-ever NWIR Day scholarships. This pilot sponsorship program was designed to encourage first time attendees who work for a contractor to experience the benefits of professional development in the roofing [...]

2019-01-04T10:33:02-07:00By |

Sherry Holmes of DIY Network Show: HOLMES Makes it Right to Deliver Keynote at NWIR Day

The second annual National Women in Roofing Day is set for Saturday, February 9, prior to the 2019 International Roofing Expo. Denver, Colorado - National Women in Roofing (NWIR), a national organization focused on the empowerment of women within the roofing industry, has announced that Sherry Holmes will be the keynote speaker at its second annual NWIR Day. Sherry is a contractor, part-time designer and weekend DIYer. She supports and mentors women in the skilled trades [...]

2018-11-27T12:09:54-07:00By |

Women in the Roofing Industry: Statistics, Support & Achievement – IKO

How women are helping to advance the roofing profession. Women are getting more involved in the roofing industry every day. Now, you can find women at the top of roofing companies as CEOs and marketing directors, and in other leading roles. You’ll also find them pursuing roofing research, sales, distributing, consulting and manufacturing, and, of course, you’ll find them on the roof. Women make up only 0.5 percent of the roofing professionals in America. In Canada, [...]

2018-11-16T13:11:29-07:00By |

Meet National Women in Roofing’s 2018 Chair – Shari Carlozzi

Shari took over leadership at the NWIR board meeting in New Orleans at the International Roofing Expo. Did you know that Shari was part of the inception of National Women in Roofing (NWIR)? That’s right. Carlozzi was with RoofersCoffeeShop’s Heidi Ellsworth at a Midwest Roofing Contractors Association board meeting a few years ago when they were talking about the need for an organization that supports, educates, empowers and mentors women in the roofing industry. From that [...]

2018-08-14T06:19:50-06:00By |

Letter from the Chair – February 2016

Not too many times in a person’s life can they say, I helped to start a national association.  For me, the idea of National Women in Roofing percolated for many years and developed through numerous discussions with amazing women who work in the roofing industry.  How many times did I hear, we need a platform to talk about career, balance, mentoring, education, recruitment and much more?  Many of us have found amazing mentors both men and [...]

2016-05-10T16:54:35-06:00By |
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