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Woman at Work: Truck Driver Allyson 'Cadillac' Hay

Pronouns: she/hers Tell us about your work. I am a truck driver for the Walmart Private Fleet as well as a mentor and a NATMI (North American Transportation Management Institute) Certified Driver Trainer. How long have you...

Woman at Work: Farmer Tiffany Holbrook

Which came first? The chicken or the egg? OK, you know I just wanted to say that. Now let me ask a real question…Or maybe that is a real question to a chicken farmer? What do you...

Woman at Work: She Built This City Founder Demi Knight Clark

Pronouns: She/Her Demi, we’re going to make you a virtual cocktail for this conversation. What will it be?  Old-school Manhattan. With a big fat cherry and orange slice. Tell us about your work. I’m the Founder &...

Woman at Work: Pilot and Mechanic Cassidy Moore

Pronouns: she/herTell us about your work.  I am the chief mechanic of the Heritage Flight Museum—a flying warbird collection in Burlington, Washington. I maintain a fleet of 18 various warbirds from WW1 era to the Korea/ Vietnam...

Women at Work: Team Taskrabbit

Stacy, tell us about Taskrabbit. Stacy Brown-Philpot: Taskrabbit is an online service that makes everyday life easier for everyday people. Our two-sided marketplace connects people with trusted, reliable individuals—who we call Taskers—from their local communities who can...

Woman at Work: Artist-Activist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

Congratulations on the publication of ​Stop Telling Women to Smile (Seal Press)​. This is the culmination of a street art series you began in 2012. Tell us more.  STWTS is an art project that aims to combat...

Everything to know about the Effie Moto

  On May 2, 1915, an Wall Street clerk left her boring job to take off on the journey of a lifetime– and paved a path for the adventurous women who came after her. At 26 years old, Effie...

Woman at Work: Landscape Painter Braeden Cox

Pronouns: She/Her When did you start painting? My father is an abstract oil painter. Growing up I spent a lot of summers painting in his studio learning the basics, from mixing colors to what kind of tools make...

Woman at Work: Kylie Fly

What does a day in your work life look like?  On any given day, I’m either driving somewhere on the road, flying into or out of an airport or already in motion on a shoot outside. I...

Woman at Work: Filmmaker Anchitta 'Kitty' Noowong

pronouns: she/her What does a day in your work life look like?  It depends on the day. Most days, I work from home. I create social media content and schedule posts on social media platforms. For my...

Woman at Work: Girls Garage Founder Emily Pilloton

What does a day in your work life look like?  What I love most about my work is the many different roles I get to play, and the many ways I get to be of service. I’m...

Woman at Work: Amanda Sprinkling-Felt

Above: three months into a five-month chemo regimen for stage 3 breast cancer, general contractor and home inspector Amanda Sprinkling-Felt builds for the first time since beginning her treatment. What made you start doing the amazing things that you do? My...

BTS: Co-founder Sara Deluca on Developing Extended Sizing

From its inception, Dovetail Workwear was borne of the struggles that my partners, Kate and Kyle Marie, experienced when trying to find durable women’s workwear options in adequate size ranges and inseam options. Solving this problem has...

Woman at Work: Photographer Gretchen Powers

Photo by Dominique Powers What made you start doing the amazing things that you do? I used to make summer videos of my family in Colorado. My parents saw it as a gift which they encouraged, then...

Woman at Work: Jess Harbeck

Stunt Coordinator What does a day in your work life look like? In my business, no two days ever look alike. One day I might set people on fire, the next we could flip a car, film...

Woman At Work: Dairy Farmer Tara Vander Dussen

Pronouns: she/her What does a day in your work life look like? My day to day work life can be kind of unpredictable. I work as an environmental scientist for my family dairy farmer and for my...


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