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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Season 6 #13: Jessica Scanlan, Mine Life Media – The Mining Industry Breaking into Social Media

Jess Scanlan

On this episode, Host Emily Soloby welcomes back Jessica Scanlan, a geological engineer, and Owner of Mine Life Media. As a previous guest on Hazard Girls’ all-time top episode, Season 1, #20: Women in Geology, Jess recaps the 2020 episode and how it has helped shed light on her industry.  She talks about what she’s been up to in the last 3 years, including taking a step back from mining and launching Mine Life Media and giving advice to women on how to start a company while keeping a work/life balance.


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.


Jessica Scanlan

Jessica Scanlan  is a Geological Engineer and the founder of Mine Life Media. She has her Geological Engineering Degree from Montana Tech, where she also earned a minor in geophysics. She was on the Mining Team as an
undergrad, and went on to become an underground mine tour guide, for the world museum of mining, and then became a grade control geologist, working in the mines for a large platinum mining company in Montana. She was on the Hazard Girls podcast back in November of 2020, when she joined us as part of our interview with her all women geologist crew there at that company.

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