What Kind of Father Do You Need to Be to Raise Strong Women with Emily McCarthy

Emily McCarthy

“My father was a big part of my life because he showed up.” Emily McCarthy is a former case officer for the CIA, and the cofounder of GoRuck, a brand with Special Forces roots that leads backpacking events all over the world. Emily lost her father when she was just getting out of college and it was a devastating blow. However, the foundation he laid will echo for generations to come. Emily’s dad gamified safety and defense so she would always be ready to protect herself and others. She also talks about how her father showed up in her life in many ways and made her into the incredible, mentally tough, resilient, empathetic woman she is today. Emily’s story is proof of the ripple effect that a father leaves on a child’s life, even if that time is cut short.

What You’ll Learn: 


Emily talks about how she grew up and what her childhood was like.


Emily talks about the conversations she would have with her dad.


Emily recalls how her father would gamify self-defense and make it practical, yet fun. He made safety fun not scary.


Emily recalls how her father handled her heart and emotions as she grew into a young woman.


Emily talks about her career before GoRuck.


Emily talks about the legacy her father left on her life.


Emily talks about GoRuck and how it came to be.


Emily talks about what it means to be a part of the GoRuck community.


Emily talks about how to connect with GoRuck.


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