Beacon announced last week the kickoff of its fourth annual North American Female Roofing Professional of the Year campaign, which celebrates women in the roofing industry across North America.

In a March 8 news release, coinciding with International Women’s Day, the distributor is opening the nominating process seeking women candidates who have demonstrated “…a commitment to putting people first, making safety a priority, doing the right thing, and building for her customers, her co-workers, and her community.”

The company said any woman who works in the roofing industry can be nominated, whether they are in operations, accounting, sales, ownership, estimating, or other roles. Nominations can be made until April 10 by going to the campaign website. 

Five finalists will be announced in May, and the public can vote for their favorite finalists. Beacon will announce the winner and runners-up in June. The five winners will receive funding to support further professional development, such as attending the International Roofing Expo.

“We’re excited to honor the tremendous work and variety of skills that women in the roofing industry offer to communities,” said Birte von Schwarzenfeld, Beacon’s senior vice president, Commercial Solutions. 

“Beacon recognizes the value that women bring to our industry, and this program was created to spotlight the significant contributions they bring to their organizations. We look forward to another year of being inspired by women … who have displayed outstanding commitment and leadership.”

Last year’s winner, Michelle Ly Hall, operations manager of Hall Roofing and Construction in Round Rock, Texas, was recognized for her dedication to women’s empowerment in the roofing industry. 

Hall supports local military philanthropies and serves on the YMCA, the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center, and the Round Rock Rotary Boards of Directors. She is also co-chair of the University of Texas Kappa Delta Chapter Advisory Board and an elected official on the Round Rock City Council.

“I am incredibly thankful for the support I received throughout this year,” Hall said. “Roofing has changed my life and I’m grateful to Beacon for raising awareness about the important role women play in the roofing industry.”

From March 8- April 10, the public can nominate a female roofing professional on the campaign website or by submitting an e-mail to Nominations should include why the nominee deserves to be named the Female Roofing Professional of the Year and a short biography and photo.

Learn more HERE about the campaign and read the official rules.