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NWIR (National Women in Roofing)

National Women in Roofing (NWIR) is a volunteer-based organization that supports and advances the careers of women roofing professionals. We provide networking, mentoring, education and recruitment opportunities from the rooftop to the boardroom, for the young professional at the start of her career to the seasoned manager in the executive suite.

Our focus is on connecting and empowering women so that their training and leadership skills can help drive the overall betterment and professionalism of the roofing industry. Our membership also includes and welcomes men who support the inclusion of women in the roofing industry. Working together, we are bringing the industry to a new level of excellence by supporting and promoting the contributions of women as an essential component to the future of roofing.

Learn more about joining National Women in Roofing.


 Sixth Annual National Women in Roofing Day

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.

This is a full day program, with more details being released soon.

 REGISTRATION PRICING

NWiR Member: $125Non-Member: $200 (price includes membership)

REGISTER NOW

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NWIR WORLD Award

Nominations for the WORLD Award Veteran & Rising Star Award are open! The winners will be awarded at the 2023 NWIR Day on March 3. The purpose of this award is to recognize the contributions of a dedicated leader in the roofing industry. These ladies will be honored based on:

  • Commitment to the development of the roofing industry
  • Perseverance against industry odds, breaking barriers (under-represented, age, disability, etc…)
  • Identifying a new perspective of service/contribution to the industry
  • Making a difference in respective roofing niche

What is a WORLD Award Veteran ?

This woman has exhibited outstanding commitment and leadership in the roofing industry. She has demonstrated perseverance, personal and professional growth, contributed to the industry, created opportunities for others, and has been an inspiration to many. This woman is admired throughout the industry.

Read more.

Submit nominations!


PNW Regional Women in Roofing Day!

The Seattle Chapter of NWiR and the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW) have teamed up to bring you a day of dynamic speakers and networking opportunities.

We will provide you and your team with hands-on training and safety knowledge. We have a variety of professional panels and speakers that we know will provide you with new and fresh ideas to take back to your company.

Bring your Team and don’t miss out on this event!

Registration and Sponsor Here!


Lynette Morgan and Alicia McMahon speak with Heidi about NWIR


Annual Report 2021-2022 

Dear NWiR Members, Sponsors, and Supporters,

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 is hot off the press and showcases the accomplishments and future goals of NWiR. Please read and enjoy. As always, thank you for your partnership to empower women in the roofing industry.

Warm regards,

Ellen Thorp
Executive Director, NWiR

Read the full report here!


Together More Than Ever Webinar Series

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Latest Podcasts

CertainTeed - Coffee Conversations - Getting to Know REAL Roofing with National Women in Roofing! - POD

Coffee Conversations - Getting to Know REAL Roofing with National Women in Roofing!

In this poignant and exciting Coffee Conversations, sponsored by CertainTeed, Heidi J. Ellsworth will be discussing the new diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) course from National Women in Roofing. The program is called REAL Roofing and the DEI Essentials learning journey is the course. Through a one-month interactive series, the ...
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Coffee Conversations - Celebrating Women

Coffee Conversations - Celebrating Women's History Month

S3:E15 Coffee Conversations celebrates Women's History Month with thought-leading women who will reflect on the role women have played and are playing in the roofing industry. The legacy of amazing women in roofing and the women in between who have continued to push for inclusion will be a main topic along ...
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Coffee Conversations - Celebrating Black History & Diversity in Roofing

Coffee Conversations - Celebrating Black History & Diversity in Roofing

S3:E12 Join us as we celebrate Black History Month and diversity in roofing in the next Coffee Conversations! Heidi welcomes Rae July of Chinook Roofing and Terae Kearney of IronShore Contracting. The ladies will talk about being black women in the roofing industry and why inclusion in roofing is the key ...
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Latest Webinars

CertainTeed - Coffee Conversations - Getting to Know REAL Roofing with National Women in Roofing! - WATCH

Coffee Conversations - Getting to Know REAL Roofing with National Women in Roofing!

In this poignant and exciting Coffee Conversations, sponsored by CertainTeed, Heidi J. Ellsworth will be discussing the new diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) course from National Women in Roofing. The program is called REAL Roofing and the DEI Essentials learning journey is the course. Through a one-month interactive series, the ...
Watch the Webinar

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NWIR: Group Mentoring Series

What does mentoring mean to you and what do you expect? Come join us and find out! Have you experienced group mentoring Have you been a mentor/mentee? Have you had a mentor/mentee? If, so – join us! If you want to learn more about mentoring – join us! We would love to ...
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Coffee Conversations - Celebrating Women

Coffee Conversations - Celebrating Women's History Month

S3:E15 Coffee Conversations celebrates Women's History Month with thought-leading women who will reflect on the role women have played and are playing in the roofing industry. The legacy of amazing women in roofing and the women in between who have continued to push for inclusion will be a main topic along ...
Watch the Webinar


Latest Classifieds

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Service Department Manager

Quality Roofing, Inc is seeking a full-time Service Department Manager for our continuously growing Roofing and General Contracting company. This candidate must be a motivated self-starter that will take initiative to complete tasks and is very detail oriented. The purpose of this position is to manage the complete development of Service ...
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Territory Sales Account Manager

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation is one of the nation's largest manufacturers of metal roof and wall panels for residential and commercial building construction. We are currently seeking an experienced Commercial, Industrial, and Architectural (CIA) Territory Sales Manager in our Northeast Market. This individual shall possess the sales know-how to maximize ...
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Plant General Manager

A General Manager at Metal Sales is the hands-on strategic leader of a multi-million dollar metal roofing and siding manufacturing operation. Our Sellersburg, IN plant has approximately 80 employees and this position is expected to promote a Best Place to Work culture and achieve P&L accomplishments. Operational leadership encompasses manufacturing, ...
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Latest Videos

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Episode 7 - Black History Month, Virtual Reality, and NWiR World Award Winners!

Join Heidi and Karen every Friday to hear what they have to say about all the happenings within the roofing industry. The seventh episode of our Weekly Blend series is here! Join President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for another exciting episode of this RoofersCoffeeShop® original series. ...
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