Laura Cross, an account manager for Bremick Fasteners, is the recipient of the 2023 New
Zealand Women in Roofing (NZWiR) Outward Bound Scholarship. The scholarship, which is
supported by industry partners, provides an opportunity for a woman working in the New
Zealand roofing industry to participate in an Outward Bound course, helping them to developtheir leadership and personal skills.
Laura is a passionate advocate for women in the roofing industry, and she is excited to use her scholarship to develop her skills and knowledge so that she can continue to support other women in the industry. She is also looking forward to the challenge of the Outward Bound course, and she is confident that it will help her to grow both personally and professionally. Laura is sure to make a significant contribution to the roofing industry
in the future.
The NZWiR Outward Bound Scholarship is a valuable opportunity for women working in the New Zealand roofing industry to develop their leadership and personal skills.
Women in Roofing (NZWIR) group was well-represented at the 2023 RANZ conference dinner, with over 25 members in attendance. The group was founded in 2018 to provide a supportive network for women working in the roofing industry. NZWIR members come from all over New Zealand, and they work in a variety of roles, from apprentices to CEOs.
At the dinner, NZWIR members had the opportunity to network with other women in the industry, share their experiences, and learn about the latest trends in roofing. The RANZ dinner was a great opportunity for women in roofing to connect with each other and celebrate their achievements. It was also a chance to raise awareness of the challenges that women face in this industry.
Here are some of the women who attended the WIR dinner:
1. Jenny Maxwell – Founder of NZWiR
2. Deborah Wickliffe – Chairperson of the NZWiR Committee
3. Levern Thomas – Secretary NZWiR Committee
4. Marina Ralph – Treasurer NZWiR
5. Jade Thomas – NZWiR board member and past Chairperson NZWiR
6. Olivia Larson – Vice chairperson NZWiR Committee
7. Libby Boobyer – 2023 NZWiR scholarship winner
These women are just a few of the many talented and dedicated women working in the roofing industry. They are breaking down barriers and paving the way for future generations of women in roofing.