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January 2023 Newsletter
The idea of a New Year’s Resolution has always been a strange one for me.  Why should one certain day determine what the rest of the next 365 days look like? But with age comes wisdom, and I’ve personally learned that it's more of the idea, the goal, and the vision for the year than it is a giant “to-do” list to live with.  

So, this year I’ve decided to focus on a theme for 2023: Honor. The textbook definition of honor as a verb is “to fulfill an obligation or keep an agreement”.  So, I plan on honoring my time, my health, my family, and my relationship with God. Or rather, I plan on keeping the agreements I make with myself, my family, and with God.  
Your theme for 2023 could be totally different than mine, or maybe you don’t have a theme at all.  But let’s look at 2023 and what it has to offer to us, but more importantly, what we have to offer to ourselves and to the world.  
I hope to see each and every one of you in Dallas on March 5th! It’s sure to be an amazing day packed with inspiration and fun. If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so here.
Let’s make 2023 a year to be proud of!
-Michelle Boykin, Rackley Roofing
 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:

NWiR Tennessee Council
December Meet-Up

The NWiR Tennessee Council wrapped up its holiday season! Members spent time building, painting, and networking at Board and Brush in Nashville, TN. Thank you to our dinner sponsors SRS and Rackley Roofing!
Keep an eye out for upcoming events! Hope everyone had happy holidays!

NWiR Tampa Council

1st Quarter Events

Thank you to Jim Coston Sr. with Spec Building Materials for sponsoring the NWiR Tampa NWiR Councils Holiday party at the Wine Exchange. We all enjoyed spending time with each other outside the office in a comfortable social festive setting
Upcoming Events:
January 19 - Lunch Community Service Event
February 24 Lunch Meeting/Education Session

Happy New Year! We look forward to NWiR Day in Dallas on March 5th. View details on upcoming events here...

Calling All Sponsors!

We are deep into the sponsor renewal process! If you are an NWiR sponsor and have not received an email asking for your renewal, please contact Elizabeth Miller at so that we can make sure that we have the correct contact info for your company.

Sponsors provide funding for the organization, as well as for programmatic initiatives on the topics of mentoring, networking, education, and recruiting. All sponsors play a critical role in fulfilling the goals of the Association and are encouraged to lead local Councils and to participate on national committees. NWiR sponsorships are available at a variety of levels, please view our sponsor opportunities here.


Looking for Kid Books Related to Roofing?Is This a Roof? by Karen Cates, Ph.D. Check These Out!

Delight your children and show pride in your industry with these kid books dedicated to the roofing industry. Available through the NRCA bookstore. They would make perfect gifts for birthdays, holidays, baby showers, or donating to your local libraries and school libraries.


North America Virtual Council

Self Care & Seasonal Depression: A Two-Part Virtual Workshop

Each year, millions of people in the U.S. experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also called seasonal depression or the "winter blues."

The disorder is characterized by short periods of sadness or people not feeling like their usual selves, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. People may start to feel "down" when the days get shorter in the fall and winter but then feel better in the spring.

The holiday season can be stressful and in this two-part interactive webinar, we will discuss what seasonal depression is, ways self-care can help alleviate symptoms, along with statistics on mental health. There will be ample time for discussion and questions in a safe space - we look forward to seeing you! Register here...



NWiR Day 2023 Is Two Months Away

Don't forget to register! We are hosting the sixth annual National Women in Roofing Day at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on March 5, 2023, in advance of IRE. By attending, you will connect, discover, and cultivate new relationships with roofing professionals.

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.

REAL Roofing

Enrollment is OPEN for our DEI Program: REAL Roofing with a webinar on 1/12!

Enrollment is open for our REAL Roofing DEI program and couldn’t be more excited! Our launch date is Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Day! We will be hosting an interactive webinar on January 12th at 11 am to review the program and answer any questions you may have before the program starts!

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. More information 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...

Roofs and Wind Load Design

“Roof design” is a powerful concept that is often misunderstood, misrepresented, or applied incorrectly in today’s industry. When it comes to roof design, the big question is, “Who is responsible for the roof design, or who is the responsible party?” Check out this information from IIBEC and learn more about wind load design for roof assemblies.

Construction Education Resource

 NWiR is so fortunate to be supported by other not-for-profit associations, non-governmental organizations, and business coalitions. We seek these colleagues both in and outside the roofing industry, in adjacent industries, those that represent women in male-dominated fields, and those that we have issues in common with.  All the acronyms may look like alphabet soup, but these organizations offer free resources for education, industry information, and/or opportunities for women in male-dominated fields.

We are so proud of the technical education that NWiR offers. In addition, one of our industry colleagues, the National Association of Women in Construction has an awesome list of external sources for education. Check it out here.


Reroofing Market Index Survey on Q4 Activity Now Open

Roofing contractors and roof consultants are invited to take part in a Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing.

The purpose of the survey is to take the pulse of the reroofing industry on a quarterly basis and become a regular barometer of the industry’s business conditions. Industry professionals have an opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences regarding reroofing as a sector of their businesses.

The survey is an industrywide effort to collect information about the reroofing market spearheaded by a coalition of trade associations. In order to have accurate business forecasting and planning, your input is desperately needed! Only those who complete the survey will get access to the results. Roofing magazine published a nice summary of the Q3 2022 survey.

Take the Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing now. Survey responses may be submitted through January 20.

Monthly Luncheon - January 10
Virtual Lunch & Learn: Financial 101 - January 11
Let's Get REAL: A Webinar About NWiR's DEI Program for the Roofing Industry! - January 12
Holiday Hangover Event - January 12
New Members: Stand Up Meeting  - January 16
REAL Roofing DEI Program Cohort 3 - January 16 - February 24
The Power of Networking - January 18
Period Donation & Packing Drive - January 19
Metal Construction Association (MCA) Winter Meeting - January 22-25
Engagement & Motivation Mentoring - January 24
Happy Hour Jan. 2023 - January 26
Monthly Networking - January 26
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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