NWIR is proud to announce a series of events at this year’s Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA) annual conference being held in Kansas City, MO, November 10 – 13, 2015.  NWIR will feature unique presentations in conjunction with mentoring circles and a hospitality event encouraging networking, education and mentoring for women roofing professionals.

Kicking off the NWIR events will be a breakfast featuring Cindy Ryan, Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Johns Manville.  Planned for Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., Ryan will share experiences from an amazing career that’s taken her from engineering at NASA to innovating the industry at Johns Manville.  Ryan will discuss how she implemented the concept of small mentoring groups at JM and how their impact brought positive results to the organization.

After the presentation, NWIR will host their very first mentoring session for all breakfast participants. The group will break up into round table discussions to tackle relevant topics that women experience in today’s workplace including gender, work-life balance, self-advocacy and allies, advocates and mentors.

A NWIR reception will then take place Thursday, November 12 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  The reception will be a networking opportunity to meet women professionals from across the country.  Mentorship Circle discussions will also be presented with an open forum of comments and shared stories.

Wrapping up the impressive agenda, NWIR is pleased to host NRCA’s first female Chairman of the Board, Lindy Ryan of Tecta America on Friday, November 13 from 9:45-10:45 a.m.  Ryan will share her remarkable corporate and volunteer leadership tenure in a traditionally male-dominated industry.  Ryan’s positive message of focusing on the job, not the gender, will offer a powerful management session for leaders who are developing talent across our rapidly diversifying industry.

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For more information or to register for the 2015 MRCA Conference please visit www.nationalwomeninroofing.com.