Beacon launched its third annual North American Female Roofing Professional of the Year campaign to recognize the impact of women in the roofing industry across the United States and Canada. The distributor is welcoming nominations through April 10.

Five finalists will be announced in May and members of the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalists. Beacon will announce the winner and runners-up in June. Each of the five winners will receive prize money to support further professional development, such as 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,” Christine Reddy, Beacon’s executive vice president and general counsel, said in a prepared statement. “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.”

Michelle Mulder, the owner of Nailed It Roofing in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, was the winner of last year’s program.

“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.”

Herndon, Va.-based Beacon distributes roofing materials and complementary building products. The company operates over 480 branches throughout all 50 U.S. states and six Canadian provinces.