HAZARD GIRLS

Host Emily Soloby, Founder and CEO of Juno Jones Safety Shoes, interviews women working in non-traditional fields about their career paths.Covering topics such as balancing personal and work lives, issues they have encountered and how they have dealt with them, their biggest challenges, their biggest triumphs, advice for other women, and many other topics.

Business
Careers
Personal Journals
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Sn. 3, #9 Charli K. Matthews: Uncovering True E...
In this episode, we are thrilled to hear from Charli K. Matthews, Founder and CEO of Empowering Brands, Founder of Empowering Pumps and Equipment, and Founder of Empowering Women in Industry. Charli is also the co-host of The Empowering Industry Podcast and, in today’s episode, she shares some exciting details,...
26 min
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Sn. 3, #8 Kate Hancock: What it Takes to Run a ...
Today’s guest is on a mission to provide you with the community and education you need to scale your business, be a high-performance leader, and achieve the success you deserve. Known as the Pivot Queen,...
26 min
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Sn. 3, #7 Amy Nicklaus: Risk-Taking and Team Bu...
In this Episode of Hazard Girls we are joined by Amy Nicklaus to chat about entrepreneurship, the risks involved, the obstacles faced, and the challenges of managing people. Amy is the founder and CEO of Nicklaus Marketing & PR, a full-service,...
19 min
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Sn. 3, #6 Jennifer Zhang: Selling a Learning Ex...
Jennifer Zhang started a watch company six months out of college. She was broke and had just quit her full-time job. Within two weeks, she had launched a successful Kickstarter campaign,...
28 min
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Sn. 3, #5 Allison Jencson: The Power of Tradesw...
As many of you may know, we were recently at the National Association of Women in Construction Annual Conference (NAWIC) in Charlotte, North Carolina. While we were there,...
36 min
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Sn. 3, #4 Julia Hodum: Fostering Diversity and ...
This week on Hazard Girls we continue our conversation on diversity and inclusion. Here to help us shed further light on the topic is Julia Hodum, Director of Inclusion and Diversity for the North American arm of the Schindler Group,...
35 min
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Sn. 3, #3 Rebecca Francis: Harnessing Diversity...
Today’s guest, Rebecca Francis, is a Diversity and Inclusion Specialist with IEA, Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc. Tuning in, you’ll hear what her role entails and how she uses her background in education to teach employees on who to go to if they have a complaint, and Rebecca shares what she thinks about the goal of diversity to build a more sustainable workforce. Find out why it,...
28 min
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Sn. 3, #2 Sarah Marie Liddle: Building Small Sc...
On this episode, we chat with Sarah Marie Liddle, a certified professional coach for small businesses and individuals seeking to live well and productively. She is based out of Canberra, Australia, where she offers positive psychology and wellness tools to help professionals,...
30 min
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Sn. 3, #1 Paige Loew: Personal Safety and How T...
Do you ever wonder how things are made? Paige Loew, a safety specialist at 3M, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, works with end-user customers across nearly every industry from healthcare and construction to manufacturing, and she,...
20 min
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Sn. 2, #25 Lupita Vazquez: Cutting Through When...
On today’s episode, we are visited by the Queen of Concrete, Lupita Vazquez, a leader in the male-dominated construction industry and an integral figure in the Hispanic construction community. Tune in to hear Lupe tell the story of how she,...
27 min
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Sn. 2, #24 Michelle Seiler Tucker: Excelling as...
Excelling as a woman in a male-dominated industry is no easy feat but, looking at Michelle Seiler Tucker’s career, it is clear that with the right focus, tenacity, and ability, it is totally achievable. On today’s episode, Michelle tells us the story of how,...
46 min
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Sn. 2, #23 Dr. Nicole Tschierske: Advancing You...
Our guest today is Dr. Nicole Tschierske, founder of Into Action Coaching, is a scientist who has turned herself into a career coach, specifically to help women in science and technology,...
27 min
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Sn. 2, #22: Jill Morley: Fighting Like a Girl
Jill Morley is an award-winning screenwriter and documentary filmmaker. Her feature documentary, Fight Like a Girl, is about women using boxing to fight their demons and empower themselves. In addition to her many award-winning screenplays and films, she is a contributing writer to periodicals like The Village Voice, Bust Magazine,...
32 min
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Sn. 2, #21 Anne Pfleger and Kristey Stewart: Su...
In today's episode of Hazard Girls, we are visited by two impressive guests from the National Association of Women in Construction, Anne Pfleger and Kristey Stewart. We open today's episode with a conversation about how Kristey and Anne entered the world of construction and the ‘aha moments’ that sparked their passion for empowering,...
34 min
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Sn. 2, #20 Valencia McDaniel and Erica Jean-Bap...
Valencia McDaniel and Erica Jean-Baptiste are on a mission to solve the issue of the skills trade gap in construction through the company that they co-founded; Women Gone,...
28 min
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Sn. 2, #19 Geraldine Anello: Women in Broadway ...
When people think of male-dominated fields, broadway music is not usually the first to come to mind, but the truth is that women are a minority in orchestra pits. Today we talk to Geraldine Anello, a Broadway musician who has worked as a conductor, keyboardist, and pianist for many well-known shows, including Kinky Boots,...
31 min
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Sn. 2, #18 Tanya Ragan: Preserving the Cities T...
With a background in energy, finance, and real estate, the owner and president of Wildcat Management, Tanya Ragan, brings to the table a multi-faceted skillset that's diverse and incredibly powerful. But leading Wildcat Management to success comes with another big,...
42 min
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Sn. 2, #17 Jen McGowan: Directing, Filmmaking a...
If we only rely on the people who are being disenfranchised to solve that disenfranchisement, then it will never change. In today’s episode we speak with Director and Filmmaker Jen McGowan whose,...
31 min
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Sn. 2, #16 Judaline Cassidy: Jobs Don't Have Ge...
Only 3.5% of jobs in the trades are held by women. Judaline Cassidy, our guest on today’s show, is a tradeswoman on a mission to change this. As a young girl growing up in,...
29 min
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Sn. 2, #15: Allison Grealis: Empowering Women i...
29 percent of the manufacturing sector is made up of women and very few of these are in leadership roles. Our guest on today’s show, Allison Grealis, is passionate about changing this. Allison is the founder and president of Women In Manufacturing, a national trade association focused on supporting, promoting, and inspiring women in the manufacturing sector. She is the,...
29 min
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Sn. 2 #14 Kate Day: Empowering Women Through Ap...
The DoveTtail Workwear team was founded when three friends saw firsthand how poorly made most women's garments are in comparison with their male counterparts. Though many companies have taken it upon themselves to put out '”pink and shrink” versions of men’s wear claiming them to be female attire, these outfits don't,...
34 min
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Sn. 2, #13 Agri-Women, Policies, and Advocating...
Enhancing lives by advocating for agriculture is something that our guests today are passionate about doing for agriculture and the families behind it. Karolyn Zurn holds many positions within the agricultural world; she is the current President of American Agri-Women, the past President of Minnesota Agri-Women, and the lead Minnesota farmer for Farmers Feed the World,
39 min
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Sn. 2, #12 Lynley Oakes: Carpentry, Creativity,...
Today on the Hazard Girls Podcast, we talk to tradeswoman and businesswoman Lynley Oakes of Wild Oaks Creations. Lynley is a carpenter and lumber saleswoman based in Jacksonville, Florida. She started out in a corporate office, and then from there switched into trades as a construction site assistant. Within a week, she was promoted to builder and trained as...
20 min
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Sn. 2, #11 Allyson Hawley, Charli K. Matthews, ...
Brought up in a mining family that had no time for gender stereotypes, Allyson Hawley, our guest on today’s show, was surprised when she began her mechanical engineering degree,...
41 min
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Sn. 2, #10 Alicia Woods: Creating Gender Equali...
Not only does clothing have the power to impact our confidence and productivity, but, in industries like mining, it is also essential for keeping people safe. However, when...
32 min
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Sn. 2, #9 Rachel Street: DIY Network's Philly R...
Your gender doesn’t limit your abilities or your career options. As a woman, you are just as capable as any man to be successful in building your own business. Today’s guest...
29 min
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Sn. 2, #8 Chaya Milchtein: Automotive Independe...
When your car breaks down it can feel like defeat, and shopping for a car without the right knowledge can be overwhelming. That’s why today’s guest has created a safe space to help...
30 min
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Sn. 2, #7 Rita Brown: Working Toward Parity and...
The construction industry is one of the best industries for women to gain parity and is a sector with one of the smallest gender pay gaps. This does not mean there is not still a great deal of...
30 min
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Sn. 2, #6 Emily Pilloton: Creating Truly Divers...
There is something so transformative and powerful, especially for young women, when your own hard work and skills are out in the world, being utilized for good by other people. Today’s guest is...
28 min
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Sn. 2, #5 Caeley Looney: By Girls in STEM, For ...
Just because you may work in a field dominated by men doesn’t mean you can’t be glamorous. Scientists and engineers can look however they want to look, all the...
28 min
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Sn. 2, #4 Jhanel Wilson: From Chemical Engineer...
Transitioning from one male-dominated industry to another is not easy, but it is something today’s guest, Jhanel Wilson, has managed to do successfully. Jhanel is a Philadelphia-based chemical engineer turned real estate investor,...
23 min
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Sn. 2, #3 Mitzi Perdue: "Rice, Chicken, and Agr...
Welcome back to part two of this interview with businesswoman, author, and a master storyteller, Mitzi Perdue. Past president of 40,000 member American Agri-Women,...
15 min
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Sn. 2, #2 Mitzi Perdue: "Rice, Chicken, and Agr...
Today’s guest is Mitzi Perdue, a businesswoman, author, and a master storyteller. She is the past president of the 40,000 member American Agri-Women, the nation’s largest...
28 min
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Sn. 2, #1 Developing the Construction Workforce...
As women in construction, planning to change the dynamic of our industry seems feeble if our meetups, retreats, and gatherings consist solely of women talking to women...
24 min
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Sn. 1, #23 Amanda Allred: Exploring the World o...
Amanda Allred is a professional licensed land surveyor in six Western states, and she joins us today to talk about the educational and career journey that got her to where she is today. Amanda has owned and operated her own surveying firm and is the district land surveyor for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the Walla Walla District, where she oversees...
26 min
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Sn. 1, #22 Melissa Gaglione: Safety Wear for Ha...
This week we welcome Melissa Gaglione, the president of Safety4Her, a women’s safety and work gear brand aimed at supplying women with personal protective equipment (PPE). In this episode, she...
22 min
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Sn. 1, #21 Joan Melendez-Misner: STEM, Rocket S...
Today on the podcast, we speak with Joan Melendez-Misner, a rocket scientist, science communicator, and influencer who has 14,000 followers on Instagram. When she is not making waves...
26 min
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Sn. 1, #20 Jessica Scanlan, Christa Loucks, Ali...
Today’s guests are four women who make up an all-female geologist crew in Montana in the United States, in one of the world’s largest platinum mines. The mine they work in is part of a leading...
33 min
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Sn. 1, #19 Inessa M. Vitko: Being an Empowered ...
Although women are contributing to the transformation of public transport, they frequently remain less visible and their role in making transit safer, more inclusive, and sustainable...
30 min
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Sn. 1, #18 Angela Cacace: The Inspiring Story o...
Today we welcome Angela Cacace to Hazard Girls - a woman who has continuously inspired women throughout her career. From being a barber, to an architect and
33 min
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Sn. 1, #17 Katie Hughes: Instilling Confidence ...
Many factors prevent women from being represented in the trades, one of these being the perfectionism a lot of girls feel very early on in their lives. Not only does this stop them from trying new things, but it also
27 min
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Sn. 1, #16 Richelle Moreno: Empowering Women in...
Often times, as women, we are forced to be more thoughtful and intuitive about how other people respond to us in these specifically male-dominant fields. We then have to sometimes alter our own behavior based on how we think someone else
36 min
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Sn. 1, #15 Deila Ray: Empowering Women in Indus...
Learning something new is always a challenge, especially when it involves a trade. Getting your certification and qualification as a trades-person is a journey often filled with failure and in such a process, it is important not to let the moment of failure negate the longevity...
27 min
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Sn. 1, #14 Laurina Esposito: Women in the Autom...
The automotive industry is still resistant to the idea of women as powerful drivers, that drive sports cars, and that build and work on cars themselves, but one woman is working to change that. Today, we are joined by EspoResto’s CEO and
27 min
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Sn. 1, #13 Chloe Gharios, Working to Close the ...
There is a persistent gender gap in STEM careers across the world. This gap begins in education, fueled by gender stereotypes and expectations
26 min
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Sn. 1, #12 Charli K. Matthews: The Power of "Can"
In this episode of the WAM Podcast, your host Emily Soloby speaks to Charli K. Matthews, the founder and CEO of Empowering Brands and also the founder
29 min
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Sn. 1, #11 Kathryn Hart: Creating Spaces for Wo...
Camaraderie and a support system are an important part of what makes a job welcoming. For women in construction, who find themselves in this male-dominated space, reaching out isn’t always so simple. This is what prompted today’s guest, Kathryn Hart, to create the online community, Space to Build, where
22 min
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Sn. 1, #10 Remy Drabkin: Celebrating Pride in W...
Remy Drabkin is a pioneering winemaker who impacts her industry as a top producer of non-traditional grape varieties. From an early age, Remy was inspired to preserve and promote the spirit of Oregon’s winemakers, designing her first wine label in 5th grade. Today, she is the owner of the renowned Remy...
26 min
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Sn. 1, #9 Amy Kaur: Inspiring the Next Generati...
Engineering is a typical example of a field that has been traditionally male-dominated. Our guest today, Amy Kaur, and her online community Engineering Gals, are doing a great job in trying to disrupt this status quo. Amy is a civil engineer in training, employed in the water industry. She is a graduate of...
22 min
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Sn. 1, #8 Serena Webber-Bey: Women in Maritime ...
Maritime engineering is a very male-dominant field, often with only one or two women aboard a ship at a time. Our guest on today’s episode of Hazard Girls is Serena Webber-Bey, a United States Coast Guard licensed Chief Engineer of Steam and...
27 min
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Sn. 1, #7 Skyler Mapes: Turning Challenges into...
Today on the show we welcome Skyler Mapes, a native of Oakland, California. Skyler is the co-founder of EXAU Olive Oil, which she founded in 2017 alongside her husband,...
32 min
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Sn. 1, #6 Joann Lui: Being a Woman Architect an...
Architecture is well-known for being a male-dominated field. However, a new kind of architect is rising through the ranks in search of community and support rather...
29 min
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Sn. 1, #5 Janelle Briggs: If We Can Do Good, We...
As a feminist, entrepreneur, author, and speaker committed to social justice, today’s guest understands the value and beauty of humanity and wants to empower...
31 min
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Sn. 1, #4 Luticia Miller: How to Own Your Spac...
Not everyone takes the same route to success in male-dominated fields. Today’s guest is Luticia Miller, an executive at an energy services company in Canada. She started...
22 min
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Sn. 1, #3 Benita Cooper: Women in Architectural...
Architecture and design is a predominantly male-dominated field, with roughly only 17% of the leadership positions held by women. Today’s episode of the Hazard Girls...
29 min
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Sn. 1, #2 Taylor Luckett: Finding Your Groove i...
Our guest today, Taylor Luckett, is a project engineer at Holder Construction where she coordinates construction projects such as on-site trade management, material coordination,...
25 min
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Sn. 1, #1 Alison Mountford: Busting Gender Ster...
According to the US Department of Agriculture, Americans waste more than $161 billion each year on food, with most of it ending up in landfills. Today’s guest, interviewed...
35 min