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Women at Work: Net Your Problem

L to R Nicole, Ashley, Erin and Sara. Nicole Baker, Owner What does a day in your work life look like? Nicole Baker, Owner (Washington): My favorite day of the week is Friday. This is my designated...

Xtra Dirt: Digging Deep on the DX Ranch Collection

Andrea and Melissa on the DX Ranch. Dog Dally is happy to see you. withSara DeLuca, Dovetail WorkwearKelsey Ducheneaux-Scott & Jenn Zeller, DX Ranch Sara, what’s the DX Ranch Collection? It’s a capsule within our new Spring...

Kelsey Ducheneaux-Scott + Jenn Zeller, The DX Ranch

Jenn Zeller and her horse Dino on the DX Ranch. “The cows don’t care if you wear mascara. But I do.”—Jenn Zeller Kelsey Ducheneaux-Scott, tell us about the DX Ranch.The DX Ranch is a grass-fed cattle ranch...

Woman at Work: Sadé Duboise, Artist

Tell us about your art.  Currently, I focus on portraiture and landscape with an affinity for capturing Black women in all their glory, beauty, and vulnerability. Eyes are truly windows to the soul—I pay special attention to...

Black History’s Women at Work

Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting For too long, the contributions of Black working women have been overlooked at best, and  stifled at worst. Here are five stories of women at work that we all should know.   Fannie...

Lauren McGough, Falconer and Anthropologist

Mokala comes to Lauren's glove. What is falconry? Falconry is the art and science of hunting wild quarry with a trained bird of prey, often the raptor’s native prey in its native habitat. What aptitudes does a...

Dr. Jenny Paul, Benthic Ecologist

What does a day in your work life look like?As a benthic ecologist, I study organisms that live on the bottom of a water body. I’ve spent most of my career in freshwater specializing in aquatic insects,...

Woman at Work: Alex Simon, Ceramic Artist

What does a day in your work life look like?OH THE CLAYS OF OUR LIVES! I always start by taking my show pony/cream puff/athletic dream dog, Frankie, to the park where I make my to-do list for...

Woman at Work: Furniture Maker D’ondra Howard

What does a day in your work life look like?I get up, take my kids to school, come home, make some coffee, see what projects I have coming up, and get supplies if I don’t have them....

Woman at Work: Brandy Pieper, Head Distiller, Oregon Spirit Distillers

What does a day in your work life look like?Every day looks a little different. When I come in, I look to my team to see what they need from me to accomplish their goals. If there's...

Woman at Work: Domonique Bouldrick, Co-Founder, BOÛLD Ass Seasoning Co. + Woodworker

What does a day in your work life look like?But first...Coffee! My day almost always begins with a fresh cup of Death Wish coffee, pour over is my coffee preparation method of choice or as my friend...

Woman at Work: Courtney Schuur, Rancher + Farmer

What's a typical workday on North 44 Farm?Like many farmers who direct-market their products, I wear a lot of hats. I can spend a whole day in the fields working with our herd, and another on the...

Woman at Work: Zeena Weedman, Farmer, Mom + Fisherman

Farming is honest work. It is so poetic to reap what you sow. What’s a day in your work like? As the wife of a fifth generation wheat farmer and mother of two boys, mornings are hectic!...

Woman at Work: Julia Martin, Artist and Owner, copper + sage design

What does a day in your work life look like? A day in the life of an artist/mom can be crazy and exciting, or mundane and repetitive all at the same time. I wake up a few...

Woman at Work: Heather Cook, Forest School Teacher

The Dovetail team is very sad we’ve never attended Forest School. Tell us all about it! Cottage ForestSchool is all about self-propelled learning through curiosity. Say wewere on a frog kick: the class catches them, analyzes them,builds...

Woman at Work: CJ Good, Crane Operator

Woman at Work: CJ Good, Crane Operator What does a day in your work life look like?Wake up at 4:30 a.m. Drink coffee. Say goodbye. Work. Breathe. Solve a problem. Work. Drink water. Work. Solve another problem....


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