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 6 # 18: Sanya Mathura – On A Mission To Empower Women In STEM


Sanya Mathura is the Founder of Strategic Reliability Solutions Ltd. based in Trinidad & Tobago as well as an accomplished author (links below). Hazard Girls host Emily Soloby discusses Sanya’s incredible journey, the various books she’s authored or co-authored as well as her passion for empowering women in STEM.



This page links to both books:



Direct links to each book:

Empowering Women in STEM Personal Stories and Career Journeys from around the world

Link: https://www.routledge.com/Empowering-Women-in-STEM-Personal-Stories-and-Career-Journeys-from-Around/Mathura/p/book/9781032372648

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Empowering women in STEM: Working together to inspire the future

Link: https://www.routledge.com/Empowering-Women-in-STEM-Working-Together-to-Inspire-the-Future/Mathura/p/book/9781032678948



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.


Sanya Mathura

Sanya is the Founder of Strategic Reliability Solutions Ltd based in Trinidad & Tobago and operates in the capacity of Managing Director and Senior Consultant. She works with global affiliates in the areas of Reliability and Asset Management to bring these specialty niches to her clients. She holds her BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, MSc in Engineering Asset Management and is an ICML certified MLE (Machinery Lubrication Engineer) – the first female in the Caribbean. Sanya was also the first female in the world to achieve the ICML Varnish badges (VIM & VPR). 

She sits on the Editorial board for Precision Lubrication Magazine and is a digital editor for STLE’s TLT Magazine for 2024. Sanya is also part of the Mobius Institute committee responsible for the Field Lubricant Analysis & Condition Monitoring Scheme exams which will be launched soon.  

She is the author and co-author of five books; Lubrication Degradation Mechanisms, A Complete Guide, Lubrication Degradation – Getting into the Root Causes, Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT) I & II Certification Exam Guide and “Preventing Turbomachinery ‘Cholesterol’ – The Story of Varnish.” She has also been assigned the Series Editor of the book series, “Empowering women in STEM with the first book being launched in Dec 2022, Empowering Women in STEM – Personal Stories and Career Journeys from Around the World. When not writing or managing the business, you can find her supporting projects to advocate for women in STEM. 

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