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Celebrating Women in Roofing

USG Women in Roofing
July 3, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

By Cayden Wemple.  

Hear two experienced professionals in the roofing industry give their fascinating insight about being women in the industry in a new episode of Roofing Road Trips. 

Roofing is not just a man’s industry, and women like Danielle Pack of USG and Dawn Holsinger of Delta Rep Group are trailblazing the way for women to be seen, recognized and celebrated in the roofing world. Host, Heidi J. Ellsworth, sat down with these two incredible women to share their stories and advice for being a woman in roofing in a recent Roofing Road Trips episode

One great piece of advice that Danielle shared was that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions. She said it’s important to say things like, “I don’t know, teach me.” She continued, “And when you say those things, people have been overwhelmingly supportive, more so than you would think.”  

Getting to that point where she could ask questions wasn’t an overnight revelation though. “It's not just a smooth-sailing path with no bumps in the roads or hard times,” Danielle said. “It was hard to put myself out there. It was not always easy, but once I started doing that, and then the networking, ... they kept building, I created, basically, my own momentum to keep going.” Dawn added, “Asking questions doesn't show weakness. It does not show weakness. It shows strength.” 

As you start your journey in roofing, it’s not a bad idea to have a mentor to turn to for advice and to ask questions. Dawn pointed out that just because you are a woman, doesn’t mean your mentor needs to be a woman. Dawn’s mentor for getting into the industry was her business partner, Wayne. It’s all about someone making you feel included and accepted. “Once you have someone that can bring you in the industry as a woman, when there weren't women, I felt pretty readily accepted,” said Dawn. 

Listen to the full conversation here. 

Learn more about USG in their Coffee Shop Directory or visit usg.com

About Cayden  

Cayden is a reporter for RoofersCoffeeShop, MetalCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When he isn’t writing about roofs, he’s usually playing guitar or writing songs for his musical endeavors.

Learn more about the USG Securock® Brand Roof Board portfolio in its Coffee Shop Directory or visit www.usg.com/roofcoverboard.

About USG 

Headquartered in Chicago, we serve construction markets around the world with wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products that enable our customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. 

From the very beginning, USG’s mission has been simple: we create building products that improve the world around us. We formed in 1902, when about 20 gypsum companies came together as the United States Gypsum Company. Twenty more companies joined the next year, and a network of gypsum mines, quarries and processing plants spread across the United States.



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