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Empowering Industry Podcast

Bonus Episode: Maintenance Disrupted & Hazard Girls Joint Podcast


This bonus episode was a joint recording effort between Empowering Industry Podcast, Maintenance Disrupted Podcast & the Hazard Girls Podcast.

Charli joins Blair Fraser and Emily Soloby to interview Allyson Hawley, a maintenance reliability engineer with a focus on real-time monitoring and analytics.

Brought up in a mining family that had no time for gender stereotypes, Allyson Hawley, our guest on today’s show, was surprised when she began her mechanical engineering degree with hardly any fellow women students. Throughout her career in the male-dominated mining industry, Allyson has received a lot of support but has also experienced a lot of subtle and not-so-subtle discrimination based on the fact that she is a woman. As she explains, sometimes it’s difficult to identify discrimination, which is why it is so important to find a community that has your back. Allyson also shares the ways in which men in these fields can contribute to eradicating the issue of gender discrimination. We discuss how Allyson’s company is working towards increasing gender diversity in STEM fields, changes she has seen take place in her industry over the years, her take on the hiring process, and her thoughts about what it takes to create a sustainable future.

About Maintenance Disrupted Podcast:
Maintenance Disrupted is an original podcast in which Blair Fraser, co-founder, and former wrench turner, turned technology evangelist and Steven Dobie, born and raised in heavy industry and is known for his ground-up approach for getting projects done, sets out to cut through the noise around the people and technologies fueling reliability and maintenance. Each episode is designed to educate through stories with special guests from technology founders to the technician working on the equipment every day.

About Hazard Girls Podcast:
Host Emily Soloby, Founder and CEO of Juno Jones Safety Shoes, interviews women working in non-traditional fields about their career paths. Covering topics such as balancing personal and work lives, issues they have encountered and how they have dealt with them, their biggest challenges, their biggest triumphs, advice for other women, and many other topics. 

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