Hazard Girls:
Women in Non-Traditional Fields

Host Emily Soloby, founder of Juno Jones Safety Shoes, interviews women who have successfully broken barriers in traditionally male-dominated fields. These dynamic women share their stories and advice for the next generation. Emily's goal with this podcast series is to show listeners that there are many ways to be successful - and being successful often requires hard work, community, and creativity, even when faced with adversity.


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Sn. 3, #1 Paige Loew: Personal Safety and How Things are Made

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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 gets to see it all! In today’s episode, you’ll hear about Paige’s journey to her current position, how she can determine what protective gear customers need, and what she loves most about her job: being a piece in the puzzle of helping workers stay safe. Paige shares her long-term goals to us, plus some powerful advice for women in male-dominated industries; to be unafraid to take a risk and try something new. We dive into how 3M customizes gear to give customers what they need and the tools that sales reps use to optimize this. Paige also tells us what she would like to see in women’s gear and what her favorite part of her job is: getting to see how things are made! We hope you join us for a memorable peek behind the scenes at 3M today!


Emily Soloby

Emily received her BA in Women’s Studies and JD from Temple University. Early on, she worked as a legal advocate for women in domestic violence cases. After practicing law, Emily began working on the business side of things. She is the co-owner of AAA School of Trucking, a truck and heavy equipment safety training firm, which she has spent the last 10 years growing into a thriving national business through government and military contracting and corporate partnerships.

As an executive in the transportation industry, darting from client meeting to trucking range required safety boots that met her style standards, and when she couldn’t find them anywhere, she created Juno Jones Shoes. Emily trained in shoemaking in Cuernavaca, Mexico and at the Brooklyn Shoe Space, and assembled a powerhouse team of designers, consultants, and industry experts to bring Juno Jones to life. Through Juno Jones Shoes, Emily is fulfilling her dream of not only providing women with safe, stylish footwear options for their jobs but of helping to normalize and empower women in traditionally male-dominated fields.

For more information go to junojonesshoes.com.


Paige Loew

Paige Loew works in the 3M Personal Safety Division in a sales role as a safety specialist selling 3M personal protective equipment. Paige works with many industries including but not limited to construction. Healthcare, food and beverage and manufacturing! Paige covers a territory of Maine and New Hampshire. She supports her customers with site walk throughs, product suggestions, technical support, trainings and more! Her favorite part of her job is knowing she gets to help play a role in keeping workers safe. Paige is also an active member of the Granite State Chapter of Women in Construction.

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