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The Real-Life Impact of Mentorship

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The Real-Life Impact of Mentorship

On this episode of Women at WIRC, Pro Remodeler interviews foreman Emma Wilson, who shares her challenges and successes as a 19-year-old foreman

February 14, 2023
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The barriers to the construction industry for young people exist in the form of guidance counselors, stigmas, and sometimes, uncertainty. On this episode of Women at WIRC, Managing Editor Caroline Broderick chats with Emma Wilson. Wilson is a 19-year-old foreman who long had a passion for woodworking, but never knew she could create a career out of it.

Wilson's journey into carpentry was highlighted by Mike Rowe, and whose story garnered a lot of support online, thanks to her mentor and boss Joe Drew of Marathon Craftsmen.

This conversation shows a different perspective on what it's like to both be young and a female entering the trades, and her story of being hired by Drew, shows the importance of encouragement and mentorship.

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