JULY / AUGUST 2019 NEWSLETTER
From the Desk of the NWiR Chair
Jennifer Stone, Johns Manville; NWiR Chair 
WORLD AWARD
Shari Carlozzi, Tremco; NWiR Past Chair
The WORLD Award is being instituted in 2019 and will be awarded at the 2020 NWIR Day to honor an outstanding woman in the roofing industry. Details on the website; forward the printable pdf to colleagues.
MEMBERSHIP
Christee Holbrook, Graham Roofing; NWiR Membership Committee Vice Chair
Membership Monday!
Keep your videos coming promoting why you are a member of NWIR for Membership Monday!  Email us your Membership Monday videos and tell us why you joined NWIR and what benefits you get out of your membership with us. If you have trouble with submitting your videos, please contact:

Mardee Billingsley, Membership Chair
Christee Holbrook, Membership Vice-Chair
Kathleen Howard, Membership Secretary
2020 by 2020
Help us reach our goal of 2020 members by 2020.
COMMUNICATIONS
Be sure to download the updated NWiR brand guide . The communications team has added new criteria, including a new font for the brand, Open Sans. The clean and modern font is available to anyone for download! Contact us with any questions.
EDUCATION & SAFETY
Michele Pratt, OSEA; NWiR Education Committee
How to Read an SDS
In June 2016 OSHA implemented the program to have all SDSs’ (Safety Data Sheets) updated under GHS (Globally Harmonized System). Employers are required to have an SDS on hand for each hazardous chemical kept on site. If you come in contact with hazardous chemicals at work, you should have the proper training to protect you and your co-workers while at work. Read the full article here!
If you have educational content to share with NWiR, send it to Education@nationalwomeninroofing.org.
COUNCILS
Lee Lipniskis, CORE Contractors; NWiR Councils Committee Chair
Did you know that we have 33 councils across the US? Find one near you on our website. If you don’t see one, why not start your own? If you are a new council just getting started and looking for ideas for meetings and activities, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the other councils across the country. Just visit the councils page on the website and you can find contact info for leadership, along with a contact form. Here’s what some of our councils have been up to lately:
NWiR Dallas/Fort Worth Council
Happy Hour Mixer: NWiR Dallas Fort Worth Chapter had a happy hour/mixer on The Yard House on Thursday June 20th. What a wonderful time of friends, food and roofing talk!

Submitted by Casey Troxclair, KPost Company
NWiR Seattle Council
She Build: This spring the NWiR Seattle Council women strapped on their tool belts to help one single mother with some critical home repairs. Partnering with Rebuilding Together of South Sound, the ladies of the Seattle Chapter gathered for the city of Tacoma’s first ever SheBuild, taking place on National ReBuilding Together Day. Read their inspirational article here!

July Meeting Recap: A big thank you to the wonderful Kelly McKay of McKay Wealth Management for coming out to our July Meeting. She spoke to us on the importance of investing in our future. If you are interested in learning about how you
can better prepare for retirement, contact Kelly. Read more in the online version of the newsletter.

Submitted by Brittany Wimbish, Fields Roof Service, Inc.
NWiR Tampa Council
Take a look at the latest Tampa Council newsletter. Download the PDF.
Submitted by Bridget Jenkins Wilson, Cardinal Roofing
NWiR Arizona Council
Annual Roof Donation:This year NWiR Arizona Council donated a free roof to Avis Lopez. Avis was a social worker who quit her job to care for four siblings who were going to be split up because they couldn't find a place who would take them. Due to the children's nationality they were stuck in the middle of politics and no subsidies were available. Frustrated with the system Avis decided to make a difference and with some help from coworkers and friends started Avis Angels. She has up to 17 kids with little help from the government. Although Avis was received a free roof it is the members of NWiR that received the biggest gift of all, the gift of giving. We all walked away knowing we helped a wonderful family who needed help. Read more of the story in the online newsletter.
Newsletter & Blog Submissions
We welcome submissions to the newsletter and the blog by members and sponsors on career developments of NWiR members and product neutral education offerings; submissions for the upcoming month are due by the 25th of the previous month and may be submitted here.  
SPONSOR UPDATES
TAMKO Building Products
 By Kim Eckerman, Director of Communications, TAMKO

Too many women have experienced discrimination or harassment in the workplace, often in the form of dishonest or unethical behavior. So, what if you could work for a company that expects everyone to be honest ALL the time, even when they are not at work? And what if that company took things a step further and required annual training for all employees in an effort to prevent harassment and help ensure ethical behavior? 

While it may sound too good to be true, that company exists. I know, because I work there. At TAMKO, we call it the Rule of Basic Honesty – simply stated, employees are expected to be honest and this is enforced at all levels of the company. Plus, prevention of harassment and making ethical choices is a major focus of our company’s Chief Compliance Officer who travels to TAMKO’s locations nationwide on an annual basis to conduct training on these company policies and reinforce expectations.

Firestone Building Products
 By Sara Stanton, Communications Manager, Firestone Building Products

Dr. Amy Randall, Global Director of Research and Development for Firestone Building Products, recently shared some advice she would give to her younger-self coming up in the industry.

“The best advice is that people matter. Build your relationships personally and professionally. Be genuine, honest, and transparent with others. Trust takes time to build but respect can be given immediately. You never know where the help, inspiration, or opportunity will come from but it will only come if people see that you are open to it.”

ABC Supply
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of roofers will grow 11 percent by 2026. With the continued demand for roofing projects comes more job opportunities. We sat down with a handful of women working at ABC Supply to get their advice on how women can succeed in this growing industry.

From managing deliveries and branch operations to working with contractors and solving their business challenges, the roles and responsibilities are different for each of these women. However, they all have two things in common: Their love for construction and the belief that women can create successful, lucrative careers in the industry.

EVENTS
Upcoming Events

NWiR at the Best of Success Conference
Many NWiR members attend the Best of Success conference and NWiR will host a Mentoring & Education Reception at the Best of Success conference on Sunday, September 15th from 2:00pm – 4:30pm. Registration details coming soon.

Know Your Worth At Work (and how to leverage it)
Presenter: Thea Dudley
Ever struggle with asking for what you want you at work? Join us for this interactive session on how to quantify your worth, the pitfalls we can get caught in, how to overcome them and how to articulate and demonstrate your worth when negotiating new opportunities, as well as creating opportunities from a current situation. More information here .

The newly created Events Committee is looking for women to join the committee. Please contact Melissa Mulligan if you're interested.
Are you speaking at an upcoming industry event? If so we want to know about it and share that information with our members. Email the information to Communications Committee Chair Anna Anderson .
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