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 5 #13: Hope Zvara – Yoga Can Be A Mother Trucker

Hope Zvara

After running her yoga studio for a couple of years, Hope Zvara said, “OK universe, what’s next?” The answer came to her after a question from a stranger at a small-town mixer in Wisconsin. On this episode of the Hazard Girls podcast, Host Emily Soloby welcomes Hope Zvara, Founder and CEO of Mother Trucker Yoga. She shares her fascinating story and some simple strategies truck drivers and everyone else can use to improve their fitness and overall health.


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.


Hope Zvara

Hope is passionate about helping others feel their best. She knows firsthand what it feels like to struggle with mental demons, weight, and food. You don’t need to be a driver to understand what the issues are at hand, but you need to understand what these men and women are going through and how to help.

A world-class speaker Hope has spoken on hundreds of stages, sharing her toolbox for finding health and happiness. Now is dedicated to the trucking community and bringing these men and women what they so desperately deserve-hope.

Hope is a best-selling author and the author of Trucking Yoga – Simple Fitness for the Long-Haul, the perfect travel-friendly book for drivers looking for fast relief and companies looking for the perfect gift for their drivers in support of their health.

In 2019 Hope created the only pain relief cream for truck drivers, STIFF Mother Trucker®. After years of using everyone else’s pain relief cream but always falling short, the trucking community inspired her to finally create her own.

When she’s not saving the world one move at a time, Hope’s focus is on her family, including her three children and husband, Brian.

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