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 4 #20: Finding Your Voice As A Double Minority Professional with Tasanee Durrett


Tasanee Durrett has spent her life surrounded by strong, resilient, powerful women, so it’s no surprise that she has turned into one herself. As a double minority professional working in the architecture and construction spaces, Tasanee has had to learn to find her voice and build her confidence in order to thrive. And thrive she has! Inspired by the iconic buildings of her hometown, Tasanee knew from a young age that she would pursue a career in architecture. After completing her degree at the University of Arizona, she honed her skills at two vastly different firms, and today is a Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Engineer and a continuous single-line artist. Tune in now to hear her story, and how she is telling the stories of others and subsequently empowering marginalized groups of people, through her work. 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:


Visories on Instagram

Visories on Facebook

Visories on TikTok

Tasanee Durrett on LinkedIn

Emily Soloby on Instagram

Emily Soloby on LinkedIn

Juno Jones Safety Boots

Juno Jones Shoes on Twitter

Hazard Girls Podcast

Hazard Girls Facebook Group 


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.


Tasanee Durrett

Tasanee Durrett is VDC engineer at Gilbane Building Co. She’s also a licensed architect and a visual artist specializing in single line drawing and painting. Her work celebrates the strength and resilience of the black woman. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and currently lives and works in Orlando Florida.

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