In honor of International Women's Day, Beacon has launched its third annual North American Female Roofing Professional of the Year campaign, which will recognize the impact of women in the roofing industry across the U.S. and Canada.

The roofing distributor encourages the public to nominate a female roofing professional who has demonstrated excellence, a commitment to putting people first, making every day safer, doing the right thing, and building for her customers, her co-workers, and her community.

Nominations are accepted until April 10 by visiting the campaign website. Five finalists will be announced in May, and members of the public will vote for their favorite finalists. The winner and runner-up will be revealed in June. The five winners will receive prize money to support further professional development like attending the International Roofing Expo.

“Women are an essential part of the roofing industry, and continue to deliver excellent customer service, innovation and dedication to core values in the varied roles they serve in the roofing industry,” said Christine Reddy, Beacon’s executive vice president and general counsel. “Beacon recognizes the importance of women in our industry, and this campaign was created to spotlight their significant contributions. We hope that you take a moment to nominate a woman in roofing, so that we can share their inspiring stories of values-based leadership.”

Last year’s winner was Michelle Mulder, owner of Nailed It Roofing in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. Her passion for roofing inspired her to start Nailed It Roofing in 2015, which has been one of the top roofing companies in North Bay for the past seven years.

“I was thrilled to be recognized by Beacon, my local community and my colleagues with this award,” said Mulder. “I applaud Beacon for empowering women in the roofing industry. I hope my story and the others that Beacon has shared inspire others to pursue a position in the industry.”

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

To learn more about the contest and read the official rules, visit