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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.

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    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

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.

    Sn. 4, #10 Nora Casanova: Mentorship, Representation, and Construction

    Sn. 4, #10 Nora Casanova: Mentorship, Representation, and Construction

    Welcome to another installment of the Hazard Girls Podcast! Today on the show we get together with Nora Casanova, the Logistics Manager at Karsten Interior Services, a commercial construction subcontractor in Houston, Texas. Nora has three degrees to her name, including International Business, Supply Chain Management, and Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas, and is currently enrolled in the University of Texas, at Arlington Construction Management Master’s program. She is also on the board of directors for the National Association of Women in Construction and led this year's Women in Construction Week Committee in Houston. While Nora is clearly a logistical genius, she also thrives on the chaos that comes from working in the construction industry. In our conversation, we discuss how Nora got into construction, what she loves about it, and how her education in logistics has helped her in the industry. Tuning in you’ll hear about the fashion show at this year’s Women in Construction Week, and what Nora has planned for next year. We also discuss the value of finding women in construction to support your career journey and what it means to collect a board of directors for your career. Finally, Nora elaborates on the importance of representation for women in construction on social media, and some of the steps being taken to enhance their presence online. Tune in for key insights into this exciting industry and how women are thriving!
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    • 30 min
    Sn. 4, #9 Pamela Durkin: How To Level Up and Separate Yourself From the Crowd

    Sn. 4, #9 Pamela Durkin: How To Level Up and Separate Yourself From the Crowd

    Navigating your time and boundaries while creating a business you love and cultivating client relationships is no easy feat. As a woman, being able to accomplish these things comes with even more challenges. Using more than 30 years of experience, Pamela explores all things networking, giving us a look at techniques that we can use, both online and in-person, to get to know people better and create sustainable and successful business relationships. We learn tips and tricks on how to renew our time management structures, prioritize the right elements on our to-do lists, and change what we view as important during our work day. We then take a look at how COVID has created a shift in the way people want both their work and home spaces designed: a new push for a space that fosters a work-life balance. From discussing personal stories of triumph, to understanding a business's overarching mission, we are lucky enough to get so much knowledge on how to level up and stand out above the crowd. Join us to learn how to align your creativity and proactivity to create a magnetism that attracts your perfect clients!
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    • 29 min
    Sn. 4, #8 Andrea Janzen: The Ambition Theory

    Sn. 4, #8 Andrea Janzen: The Ambition Theory

    Knowing what drives your ambition is a key aspect of what motivates you to keep going! Without figuring that out for yourself first, you’re much more likely to give up on goals. Our guest on today’s episode of Hazard Girls is Andrea Janzen. She is the founder of Ambition Theory, a professional coaching and leadership development company focused on accelerating women in the construction industry into leadership positions. She is a certified executive coach with an MBA and the host of the Ambition Theory Podcast. Andrea is passionate about coaching women in the construction industry to develop themselves, set leadership goals, and get results. Tuning in, listeners will hear about how Andrea got involved in the construction industry, the story of her first-ever talk at a conference, and why it’s important to answer the question, “What drives your ambition?” She also elaborates on the different courses that are offered at The Ambition Theory, different types of leadership models, and the discrepancy between the different gender-related leadership skills. We end off the podcast talking about the worker shortage issue and whether women are the answer! So, don’t miss out on this great conversation. Tune in, and enjoy!
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    • 38 min
    Sn. 4, #7 Julie Laughton: Why Women Make Great Leaders in Construction

    Sn. 4, #7 Julie Laughton: Why Women Make Great Leaders in Construction

    Today’s guest has been in the construction industry since the 80s, a time when gender equality was not what it is today. Julie Laughton is a designer, general contractor, and the CEO of Julie Laughton Custom Homes, a unique one-stop-shop design-build service. Between New York City, where she began her career, and Orange County, California, where she is now based, Julie has designed over 500 spaces. Today she joins us to share some of the wisdom she has gained in her decades spent in the male-dominated industry of construction and design. Tuning in you’ll hear how Julie’s mom raised her without any boundaries around what women can or can’t do, how she started her business, some of the most notable projects she has been involved in, and what it’s like being a woman in a leadership role in a male-dominated industry. You’ll find out how Julie’s process works, why her company’s employee retention is so high, and how she developed the leadership skills that she has today. She also shares insight on her involvement in HGTV's Frozen in Time. Julie is the epitome of what Hazard Girls is all about, so tune in today for this inspiring conversation!
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    • 33 min
    Sn. 4, #6 Mercedes Gamor: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Construction Industry

    Sn. 4, #6 Mercedes Gamor: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Construction Industry

    As part of our series of chats with diversity specialists, today we're speaking with Mercedes Gamor. Mercedes is the first-ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist at Prime Electric, one of the most prolific electrical construction contractors on the West Coast of the US. Today, she joins us to talk about how Prime Electric is going above and beyond just ‘checking the diversity box’. Tuning in, you’ll hear about how she got involved in the construction industry, how she discovered her passion for DEI, and some of the DEI initiatives she is involved with at Prime Electric, including their Subcontractor Assist Supplier Diversity Program. Her passion overlaps with her role in the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) where she forms part of the National DEI Committee. You’ll also hear about her passion for affordable housing, the lack of this in Seattle, and her work to address this through the Habitat for Humanity Seattle King County Young Professionals Group. To learn more about DEI in the construction industry and some examples of programs that are making a difference, as well as Mercedes’ advice to anyone in a position of power, tune in today!
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    • 26 min
    Sn. 4, #5 Michelle Sieler Tucker: Top Mistakes Made By Business Owners

    Sn. 4, #5 Michelle Sieler Tucker: Top Mistakes Made By Business Owners

    There is a distinct difference between building a sellable business and building yourself a glorified job. Returning to the show to preach the importance of starting with the end in mind and planning your exit, is the admirable Michelle Sieler Tucker. Michelle is a world-renowned expert in the field of mergers and acquisitions, and a leading authority on buying, selling, and improving businesses. She is the Founder and CEO of Seiler Tucker Incorporated, a frequent guest on CNBC and Fox Business, and the bestselling author of Exit Rich (which is now available as an Audiobook)! In this episode, she walks us through the top mistakes that business owners make and how to avoid them. We learn about the importance of ensuring multiple revenue streams, marketing channels, and client bases, as well as trademarking your products separately. Michelle explains the role of processes and patents in scaling and selling a business and what makes a business more appealing to prospective buyers. Tune in to find out why your business should be built according to the criteria of your target buyer and what you need to do to increase your chances of exiting rich!
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    • 46 min

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18 Ratings

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This podcast is inspiring and insightful I love hearing from other women in male centric industries who are breaking the mold!

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Loving this Podcast!

I am so inspired by all of the amazing women feautured on this podcast. In 30 minutes, Emily naturally and skillfully elicits invaluable gems and insights. The conversation with Mitzi Perdue is one of my faves. Thank you for the great content!

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