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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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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. 2, #12 Lynley Oakes: Carpentry, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

    Sn. 2, #12 Lynley Oakes: Carpentry, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

    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 a carpenter for three years building docks in marine construction. She then expanded into the sales side of the business, and she is now a saleswoman for Decks and Docks Lumber Company. Lynley also started her own wood-working company, Wild Oaks Creations, and was recently nominated as a Top Woman in Hardware and Business Supply, and featured in Hardware and Business Supply Dealer Magazine as a rising star! Tune in to hear her inspiring story about creativity, carpentry, and how to thrive in a non-traditional field.
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    • 20 min
    Sn. 2, #11 Allyson Hawley, Charli K. Matthews, and Blair Fraser: Working Towards Eradicating Gender Discrimination in Male Dominated Industries

    Sn. 2, #11 Allyson Hawley, Charli K. Matthews, and Blair Fraser: Working Towards Eradicating Gender Discrimination in Male Dominated Industries

    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 with hardly any fellow women students. Throughout her career in the male-dominated mining industry, Allyson has received a lot of support but has also experienced a lot of subtle and not-so-subtle discrimination based on the fact that she is a woman. As she explains, sometimes it’s difficult to identify discrimination, which is why it is so important to find a community that has your back. Allyson also shares the ways in which men in these fields can contribute to eradicating the issue of gender discrimination. We discuss how Allyson’s company is working towards increasing gender diversity in STEM fields, changes she has seen take place in her industry over the years, her take on the hiring process, and her thoughts about what it takes to create a sustainable future. Emily is joined by Blair Fraser and Charli K. Matthews as co-hosts and the combination of perspectives makes for an eye-opening discussion!
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    • 41 min
    Sn. 2, #10 Alicia Woods: Creating Gender Equality in the Workplace

    Sn. 2, #10 Alicia Woods: Creating Gender Equality in the Workplace

    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 items are designed only with men in mind, they can do the opposite of what they are intended for when worn by women. Our guest today, Alicia Woods, knows this all too well. As a woman working in what is considered a non-traditional role for her gender, she spent years stuffing her work boots with socks and avoiding drinking water so she wouldn’t have to use the bathroom when going underground into the mines. After one particularly unpleasant experience she decided that something needed to change, and she went about designing a coverall specifically for women. A few years later, after a very successful experience on Dragon’s Den, Covergalls was born! Join us today to hear Alicia’s story, her goal of disrupting the entire workwear industry, how Covergalls has grown (and is still growing!), the education and advocacy work being done by CG Aligned Consulting, the consulting branch of Covergalls, and why clothing is one of the essential elements to consider for the creation of a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
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    • 33 min
    Sn. 2, #9 Rachel Street: DIY Network's Philly Revival on Historical House Flipping and Getting Your Own TV Show

    Sn. 2, #9 Rachel Street: DIY Network's Philly Revival on Historical House Flipping and Getting Your Own TV Show

    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 is Rachel Street, the President of Hestia Construction. She is also a real estate agent, designer, TV star, and the host of the television show, Philly Revival on the DIY Network, where she restores homes by preserving their original 18th and 19th Century features and adding modern amenities, turning them into stunning and distinctive properties in Philadelphia. Rachel’s construction projects and real estate stakes have been featured in many local and national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Insider, Philadelphia Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, House and Home, and many more. She was awarded Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly 2019 Best Contractor and Influencers of Real Estate’s Rising Star Award. Tuning in today, you’ll hear all about Rachels journey, what she’s learned along the way, how she found herself in the TV business, as well as how she gives back to her community and the kids in it. Enjoy!
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    • 29 min
    Sn. 2, #8 Chaya Milchtein: Automotive Independence Through Education

    Sn. 2, #8 Chaya Milchtein: Automotive Independence Through Education

    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 the average consumer learn how to better buy and understand their vehicle investment. At Mechanic Shop Femme, car education is empowerment, and today we welcome the Founder, Chaya Milchtein. Chaya is also a style influencer, writer, speaker, and automotive educator, writing about a variety of topics, including plus-size fashion, radical body acceptance, and queer life. She works as an advocate for LGBTQIA+ and body positivity and has been featured in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and on Oprah. In this episode, Chaya shares a bit more about Mechanic Shop Femme, why her audience doesn’t have the automotive education they need, and how “car bro culture” plays into her work. She is paving her own path in the male-dominated automotive industry, not just by being unapologetically herself but by carving out a place so that others can do the same. Chaya has so much amazing insight and advice to share, so make sure to tune in today!
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    • 31 min
    Sn. 2, #7 Rita Brown: Working Toward Parity and Equity in Construction

    Sn. 2, #7 Rita Brown: Working Toward Parity and Equity in Construction

    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 work to be done in the space. Rita Brown is a passionate and proven advocate for the advancement of women in construction. She is an award-winning writer, entrepreneur, and construction industry professional with over 25 years of experience. Wearing many hats, Rita is the CEO of BCC+, which covers the niches of steel detailing, the COO of Detroit Steel, and the Co-Owner of Bold Bitch Media. In this episode, we talk about Rita’s construction experience and how it ties into her interest in politics and social justice. We also hear about the importance of diversity and how a self-interest and bottom-line-driven argument will ultimately result in meaningful change. Underrepresented groups like women and minorities need to have supportive spaces where they can drive conversations around inclusion. Rita touches on the work she does through Project Accelerate and North American Association Professionals in Building & Infrastructure and shares how you can get involved. She is a trailblazer in the construction industry, so be sure to tune in to hear it all!
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Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Nikki__M ,

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!

siena swing ,

Inspiring women

I’ve only listened to a few episodes but I am loving these stories of inspiring women! Can’t wait to listen to more.

inspiredandanonymous ,

Thank you, Emily!

Thank you for creating such a strong community and for hosting this podcast! I look forward to what 2021 brings to Juno Jones and Hazard Girls!

To anyone thinking about listening, do it!

It is a chance to learn about a variety of industries you may not have ever considered.

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