Southfield (CW50) – On this week’s STREET BEAT, Amyre Makupson talks to women breaking barriers in career fields that were once primarily dominated by men. They each share their personal journeys through their careers and tell us how they are now helping to pave the way for other women in the skills trades.

First, she talks with NAWIC’s North Central Region Director, Rita Brown, to learn about the overall state of women in construction.

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Rita Brown, North Central Region Director of NAWIC, with Street Beat Host Amyre Makupson (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Then, we hear from Tonya Berry, Vice President of Operations Performance for Consumers Energy to talk about the women on the rise in the business world.

Tonya Berry, Vice President of Operations Performance for Consumers Energy, with Street Beat Host Amyre Makupson (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

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Next, Amy Swift, Founder of Building Hugger, discusses the path she took to break into the home restoration industry.

Amy Swift, Founder of Building Hugger, with Street Beat Host Amyre Makupson (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Lastly, Bo Shepherd, Owner of Woodward Throwbacks, explains how she’s not only helped reclaim materials that were once useless but has turned them into furniture and other home/business designs.

Bo Shepherd, Owner and Leader Designer for Woodward Throwbacks, with Street Beat Host Amyre Makupson (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

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Watch STREET BEAT Saturday at 8:30am on CW50