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December 2022 Newsletter
Watch a video from Michelle Boykin, NWiR Chair, by clicking above.
 Susan DeGrassi, Antis Roofing & Waterproofing; NWiR Community Service Committee Chair
Dawn Holsinger, Delta Rep Group; NWiR Community Service Committee Vice Chair


Have you been following the social posts about your NWiR colleagues doing good? We are posting daily stories of women in roofing across the country giving back to their communities like this story from the NWiR Seattle Council:

For the fourth year in a row on April 30th, the NWiR Seattle Council participated in Rebuilding Together South Sound’s SheBuild event where we replaced the roof of a female homeowner in need. Read more...

 Kathleen Howard, Tremco; NWiR Membership Co Chair
Brenna Driver, Owens Corning; NWiR Membership Co Chair
Jae Horbacz, Kemper System America; NWiR Membership Vice Chair

New Members!

ACEC Ohio Welcomes Three New Members and a New Affiliate Member

It was a full house and the greatest of pleasures to meet new members during the Membership Committee "Stand Up" Virtual Get-Together on November 21st, 2022. Read more...

 Christine Mockenhaupt, SRS Distribution Inc.; NWiR Councils Committee Chair
Mary Beth Reed, GAF; NWiR Councils Committee Vice Chair
If you have been part of a successful council startup, consider joining the NWIR Councils committee. We meet regularly with councils across the country who are looking for guidance and support to get their own local councils established. Your insight and wisdom will go a long way toward helping others find success. If you are interested, please contact the Councils Committee Chairs at

Here’s what some of our councils have been up to lately:

Free New Year's Eve Printable: Ring in the New Year - ChickabugNWiR Seattle Council

Ringing in the New Year!

We'll be ringing in the New Year at CDS with Lomanco!

Join us for networking at 4:30 PM & Demos start at 5:00 PM

Commercial Distribution Specialists are hosting us!
8420 190th St - Ste A
Kent, WA 98032


Sharing Warmth

This year one of the NWiR Seattle Council's community projects is to collect warm coats on behalf of One Warm Coat through January 13, 2023.

Please join us by bringing your new or gently used coats to our team's drop-off locations or contributing to our funding goals!

NWiR Northern New Jersey Council

Networking & the NWiR Education Pillar

The November meeting of the NWiR Northern New Jersey Council centered on the education pillar. New board member, Amanda Veinott shared ways to drive business through the development of a community by leveraging social media as a communication platform in the November 18th virtual presentation. Read more...

NWiR Oklahoma Council

Build My Future Tulsa

Build My Future Tulsa was a success!

We taught the students how to shingle a roof, use a magnetic hammer to install cap nails, and how mod bit flat roofing is installed. Many high school students were excited about what their future career paths could look like in the roofing industry! Read more...

NWiR Los Angeles Council

When is it OK to Say You're NOT OK?

When is it OK to say you’re NOT OK? An NWiR featured discussion about mental health.

Beacon Distribution hosted the NWIR So Cal/Los Angeles Council meeting, Wednesday, November 16th in their Van Nuys Branch.

Each meeting focuses on one or more of the 4 Pillars of NWIR, and November featured Education and Mentorship through community service. Read more...

NWiR Denver Council

"A Christmas Morning"

Join us for our annual Holiday Party on Thursday, December 15th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Tradecraft Industries in Denver.

Our theme is “A Christmas Morning” so come enjoy mimosas, breakfast for dinner, & more! We will have an omelet bar, donut decorating, and biscuits & gravy all paired with a mimosa & bloody mary bar, eggnog, hot chocolate, & more.

Come dressed in your favorite PJs, comfortable outfit, or dressed up – your choice! We also will have fun Christmas-themed activities and gift-giving for those in need in our local communities. It is free to attend & bring a plus 1 with you. We hope to see you there!

NWiR Dallas Fort Worth Council

Mingling & Shopping

We just wrapped up our annual holiday party in Dallas and had the best attendance to date! We featured a "shop small" event where our ladies could shop several vendors such as Kendra Scott, Finders Keepers, Debbie Lynn's kitchen, The Pet Treat Truck, and CakeNBalls. We had the BEST time playing games, eating & shopping. We also partnered with Kendra Scott to help our favorite charity, Genesis Women's Shelter, and were able to donate over $500 to Genesis. Thank you ladies to all who attended and shopped and mingled with us! WE are thankful for all of our board, members, sponsors, and friends. YOU are what makes NWiR great!

NWiR Tampa Council

How Roofing Found Us & More

Eagle Roofing Products hosted the NWIR Tampa Council for an education session and plant tour in November. It was great to meet all the women on their customer service team led by Stacey Seidenstecker; see how concrete tile is made and better understand their strategies to keep lead times from extending out any further due to Hurricane Ian. Hawk Kinney turned the tables on us and asked us to educate them on NWIR’s background, mission, and goals. We all enjoyed sharing our “how roofing found us” stories over a delicious lunch. A big thank you to all the employees at Eagle Roofing Products! Read more...
REAL Roofing

Registration Now Open for REAL Roofing!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for our REAL Roofing diversity, equity, and inclusion program! Our launch date is Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Day!

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 for understanding what key terms mean and how to utilize them within the workplace and society. More information here...

N.E.W.S. Scholarship

N.E.W.S. (Network of Educating Women Scholarship) Conference Attendee Program – for NWiR Day and IRE 2023

The deadline has been extended to December 16th and the winners will be notified by January 6th.

NWIR is honored to offer for a fifth year the scholarship program for first-time contractor attendees to NWIR Day and the 2023 IRE and NRCA Convention in Dallas, TX. This program is designed to encourage first-time attendees who work for a contractor to experience the benefits of professional development in the roofing industry. Attendance at these events can influence one’s career trajectory and benefit not just the attendee, but her company/employer as well. NWIR is pleased to offer four scholarships for 2023. More information here...

Online Application - Oakwood School


NWiR Day 2023: March 5th Dallas, Texas

National Women in Roofing (NWIR) is hosting a one-day conference in Dallas, Texas on March 5th  in advance of IRE. You will connect, discover, and cultivate new relationships with roofing professionals by attending.

The sixth annual NWiR Day is the premier conference for multidisciplinary women professionals in the roofing industry to get together to learn about the latest business strategies and tactics and share their secrets to success. Connect with professional, like-minded, good-spirited women from all facets of the roofing industry and experience insight, inspiration, and fun.

The mission of NWiR is to empower women in the roofing industry. The content of NWiR Day will continue to focus on women's needs; we invite everyone to attend and join us to listen and learn from the lived experience of women in the roofing industry. For those who cannot attend for the full day, we encourage them to register for our evening reception to celebrate the end of a successful NWiR Day.

Register Here!


Political Advocacy: Make Your Voice Be Heard

It is critical that women in the roofing industry make sure that their voices are heard on the issues that matter most to them. Whether it’s a regulation in your local area, a new amendment to the building codes, a bond issue in your school district or a piece of legislation in the U.S. Congress, we owe it to ourselves to make our opinion known. Back in the Spring of 2021, we did a video series on Roofing Day in D.C. with Teri Dorn and Deb Mazol (of the NRCA Government Relations office) and used that as an example of one way to share your opinion with your Senators and Representatives in the U.S. Congress. Read more...


Bring Holiday Cheer to Everyone

With the holidays upon us, the DEI committee would like to bring attention to what the holidays may look like for some of our friends and family throughout the industry. The holidays are full of family, laughter, cheer, and good food. This isn’t always the case. Let’s look around us and be aware of the people that we interact with daily. Guaranteed there is someone, in your circle, that will spend the holiday season alone. Whether this is out of fear, distance, or a relationship that family doesn’t agree with, let’s do our part and make sure every seat is filled at our tables. If you can bring holiday cheer to anyone that won’t have it, you’ve done good in this world. Read more...

Christmas Party & Ornament Making - December 7
Holiday Cocktail Party - December 7
Holiday Party/Social Mixer - December 8
Monthly Luncheon - December 13
Education Committee Meeting - December 14
Stand-Up Meeting - December 19
Ellen Thorp, M.A., CAE; NWiR Executive Director

Annual Report 2021-2022

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am so delighted to share with you the brand new Annual Report of National Women in Roofing. Covering the approximate time period of June 2021 – August 2022, this report was published in early November and has had a lot of engagement. It showcases the accomplishments and future goals of NWiR and I want to make sure that you don’t miss it!

It is a real labor of love to publish such a dense annual report like this one. There are many people involved in the contributions and it is exciting to look at the updated statistics and see how much we’ve grown!

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