“My life changed when I chose to stop being a victim and CWIT helped me do just that…take control of my own life.”

Photo Courtesy of: Rebecca Parrish, Interchange Produtions

Lupe Hinojosa

Welder Lupe Hinojosa changed the trajectory of her life by pursuing a career that deeply sparked her passion.

As a single mother of 4, I was motivated to jump start a new fulfilling career and provide financial stability for my family. With the support and training of Chicago Women in Trades, I was able to leave my abusive relationship in the past and empower myself to a brighter future. I’ve found welding to be a satisfying fit for my strengths and have finally found my true calling.

Emma Williams


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