On the Third Annual National Women in Roofing (NWIR) Day at the International Roofing Expo® in February in Dallas, Texas, the women of NWIR, an independent organization advocating for and supporting women in the roofing profession, gathered to network, learn, and have fun. As the roofing industry changes, the organization aims to sharpen existing skills and connect like-minded professionals.
The medley of break-out groups included hands-on installation demos; mentoring from industry experts; and sessions on business development, communications, roofing technology, and more. NWIR knows awareness to women’s safety in these various industries is vital. One of the most popular events was a safety fashion show. Personal Protective Equipment historically has not been designed for women, so bringing awareness to this crucial issue was widely well-received. NWIR is focused on a purposeful movement highlighting the success of talented women. These women are working to transform the roofing industry to be more inclusive and balanced.