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 #25: Kasey Kelly – Bringing A Women’s Voice John Deere’s Construction Division


The Hazard Girls podcast is proud to welcome Kasey Kelly, Product Marketing Manager, Articulated Dump Trucks at John Deere to show. Kasey and Host Emily Soloby share an insightful conversation about Kasey’s career before John Deere as well as the rewarding and challenging experiences in her current role at the company.


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.


Kasey Kelly

Kasey Kelly translates trends and customer needs to drive product development as the product marketing manager for Articulated Dump Trucks at John Deere, based in Moline, Illinois. Throughout her time at John Deere, she has worked in corporate communications, project management and portfolio planning for products in the construction industry. In her current role, she flexes her product knowledge and strong relationship skills, working with contractors, dealers and other industry leaders to deliver smarter, safer and more sustainable construction equipment.  Kasey is passionate about growing the voice of women in the construction industry. She has done this by creating successful internal initiatives to bring customers to John Deere to develop deeper understanding by sharing their stories and experiences. Prior to working at John Deere, Kasey worked in the non-profit sector in communications and direct service. When not traveling for work, Kasey travels for fun with her husband and two young children. She is an active volunteer, small business owner, but most enjoys burying herself in a good book or podcast.

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