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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Sn5 #10 Cait Lowe: Pretty Pretty Precon Is Getting The Job Done In A Male Run Industry

Cait Lowe is the Principal of Pretty Pretty Precon, a preconstruction firm located in Acworth, Georgia. Cait joins Hazard Girls host Emily Soloby for a fun conversation about Cait’s journey through the male-dominated world of construction. As the founder of a woman-owned small business, she’s seen it all in a very short period of time. Cait talks about hitting the wall professionally, making the decision to go her own way, and the various changes she’s seen in the construction industry as a result of an influx of young people entering an industry desperate for talent. Stay til the end to hear how her company got its unique name!

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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.


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Cait Lowe

My name is Cait Lowe. I started Pretty Pretty Precon to fill a void I saw in the market. The wave of “The Great Resignation” fueled my interest in helping subcontractors, large and small.

My experience encompasses: manufacturing, industrial electrical, commercial electrical and low voltage subcontractors. I also have professional experience with general contracting firms, specializing in commercial, medical, and public works projects. I have represented real estate development firm creating concept to completion self-storage projects. My favorite part of construction has always been preconstruction, research, and trade. My career, my friends and my family ARE construction. I want nothing more than to help a contractor prosper.

Preconstruction service is a trade. It is not something you learn in school; you must study, learn, and train. It is a trade that can be hard to fill; and often you must “hope” Estimators will learn and grow at a desired pace. Let me help, support, cushion or fill in overflow as you need. I would be honored to help your company grow.

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