She started out as her grandfather's right-hand 'man' on construction sites. Now Deidra Johnson is one of the many women on the rise in the roofing industry. Watch the video above and hear how the CARE training manager got her start with GAF, and what message she has for men and women looking for rewarding careers in roofing. 

“We haven't had enough light shined on all the opportunities across the spectrum in roofing,” she said while discussing diversity in the roofing industry. “We all have to keep an open mind. Embrace the mentality that just because we look different doesn’t mean we can’t do it.”