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. 1, #5 If We Can Do Good, We Should: Green, Affordable Living with Janelle Briggs, Co-founder and CEO at Stackhouse

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 others to spread a message of inclusion and social change. Dr. Janelle Briggs is the CEO, co-founder, and business strategist for Stackhouse, a Tucson, Arizona-based container living company that specializes in elevated, eco-friendly living alternatives. In this episode, we talk about Stackhouse’s goal to democratize home ownership, and to make green living as easy and effortless for their residents as possible. Janelle shares what Stackhouse homes look like inside, how big they are, and the ability to transport your container home to a Stackhouse tower anywhere in the country–and, once the company has gone international, even anywhere in the world! We discuss the housing crisis in the US, how Stackhouse seeks to solve it, and who their main audiences are. Janelle also shares some of her personal experiences as a woman of color and a business owner, and has some advice for other women looking to run a startup business of their own! Don’t miss today’s motivational episode.


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.


Janelle Briggs

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