DENVER — National Women in Roofing has announced plans for the first NWIR Roofing Day Women’s Luncheon that will feature U.S. Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota and U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene of Washington.
The NWIR event will be held at 11 a.m., April 3, at Charlie Palmer Steakhouse. The luncheon will precede the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) 2019 Roofing Day that will attract more than 500 roofing professionals to Washington, D.C. for a day on Capitol Hill to discuss issues important to the roofing trade.
Both congresswomen will discuss jobs and the economy with a special focus on the need for vocational training for the trades. Knowing that women are an important part of the equation to help fill the labor shortage, NWIR said it continues to promote education and discussion on how to attract more women into roofing. During the luncheon, women and men will discuss workforce training incentives, immigration reform and infrastructure legislation, which are all a part of the overall NRCA agenda for Roofing Day. The women’s luncheon will address these important initiatives and how women can play a greater role in finding solutions.
“Women have been involved in politics for a long time in their local communities and now are becoming a force on the national arena with the 2018 election seeing women elected to congress and to state and municipal offices in record numbers,” stated Jennifer Stone, NWIR chair.
“There are many ways for women to have a voice and be politically engaged without running for office,” Stone said. “One of those ways is to attend events like the NRCA Roofing Day and NWIR Roofing Day Luncheon. By having meaningful conversations with other women and men in the roofing industry and participating in Roofing Day, we can make sure that members of Congress are hearing directly from the roofing industry and women overall about our thoughts and concerns.”