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She Who Dares, Wins.

40 EpisodesProduced by Michelle HandsWebsite

Welcome to "She Who Dares Wins", the podcast celebrating badass women who've forged their own path in life. Join Michelle Hands, a 17-year construction industry veteran, as she interviews inspiring women who've overcome obstacles to achieve great things. From entrepreneurs to athletes, each guest of… read more

40 Episodes | 2019 - 2024

Farewell

February 22nd, 2024

0:39

An important message from RadioPublic

Risky Business: Stacey Emmonds on Scoring Big by Playing Your Own Game

February 28th, 2024

48:33

Stacey Emmonds is a dynamic figure in the intersection of sports, academia, and women's football advocacy. An alumnus of Loughborough University in …

Riding the Fast Lane: From Fashion to Motorcycles with Clare Alexander

February 21st, 2024

34:32


Tune in to the full episode to join Michelle and Claire in this invigorating discussion that dives into the intersection of personal passions and …

More Than a Fighter: Christina Pheadona's Crusade for Equality in the Ring

February 7th, 2024

46:44
About the Guest:

Christina Pheadona is a passionate Muay Thai fighter who discovered her love for martial arts at the young age of four. Over the years, she has transitioned from karate to kickboxing and eventually found …

Beyond Glitter: Crafting Success with Jewellery Maker Emma White

January 31st, 2024

47:28
Episode Summary:

In this engaging episode of the "She Who Dares Wins" podcast, we meet the talented Emma White, a semifinalist and runner-up on the renowned TV show "All That Glitters." Known for her extraordinary …

Rowing Against the Tide: Lara Vafiadis's Tale of Sea, Grit, and Gumption

January 24th, 2024

1:01:20

Lara is an experienced sailor and ocean rower. Growing up in a family that loved sailing and adventure, Lara developed a passion for the ocean from a young age. Instead of pursuing a traditional university education, …

Embracing the Unknown with Kelsey Erickson: A Journey of Curiosity and Change

January 17th, 2024

46:08
About the Guest:

Kelsey Erickson is a highly accomplished professional in the field of sports psychology and athlete support. She holds a Master's …

S:3 EP:11 Ashley Mullinger, a fisherman and advocate for women in the fishing industry

July 7th, 2022

39:33

Advocating for Women on the Sea

In this episode of the She Who Dares Wins podcast, I speak with Ashley Mullinger, a fisherman and advocate for women …

S3: EP:10 Plumber Kelly Ireland on Learning how to overcome your fear and gain the confidence to run your own business.

March 21st, 2022

53:21

How Kelly Transitioned from An Apprentice to a Businessowner During the Pandemic

In this episode of the She Who Dares Wins podcast, I speak with Kelly Ireland, a MasterPlumber based in Philadelphia, USA. Kelly started a …

S3: EP:9 Elizabeth: Becoming A Successful Pilot

February 15th, 2022

29:08

In this episode of the She Who Dares Wins podcast, I speak with Elizabeth Sullen, a pilot in the air force. Elizabeth didn’t realize she wanted to …

S3: EP:8 The Ups and Downs of Construction Management and Leadership with Elly Hart

January 24th, 2022

1:06:46

The Ups and Downs of Construction Management and Leadership

In this episode of the She Who Dares Wins podcast, I speak with Elly Hart, a former …

S3: EP:7 Kate Rieling how to be positive and confident to establish your position as a woman working in a man’s world of construction

October 12th, 2021

32:44

How To Persevere with Positivity as A Woman in Construction

In this episode of the She Who Dares Wins podcast, I speak with Kate Rieling, a construction project manager for a civil site contractor in Georgia. She got …

S:3 EP:6 Katie Kelleher - Advocating for A Conducive Work Environment for Women in Construction

July 12th, 2021

38:20

Advocating for A Conducive Work Environment for Women in Construction

In this episode of the She Who Dares Wins podcast, I speak with Katie Kelleher, a crane driver for the last 6 years. Katie never planned or thought …

S3: EP:5 Deliveroo head of engineering Rahma Javed discusses the hard truths about the male dominated tech industry.

May 17th, 2021

50:12

In this episode of the She Who Dares Wins podcast, I speak with Rahma Javed, the director of Engineering at Deliveroo. She’s originally from Canada and has a background in computer engineering. She has worked with tech …

S:3 EP:4 Liv Conlon- Age is just a number in business and confidence is a muscle we need to build with time.

February 6th, 2021

40:02

I am lucky to be joined by Liv Conlon. She is The UK Young Entrepreneur of the Year, a speaker, entrepreneur, a leader in the Home Staging Industry & in leveraging that expertise to build & monetize a personal …

S3: EP:3 Electrician Lara Kelly on Sharing Her Experience Working in a Man’s World on Social Media

August 30th, 2020

42:36

Lara Kelly on Sharing Her Experience Working in a Man’s World on Social Media

In this episode of She Who Dares Wins podcast, I speak with Lara Kelly, an apprentice electrician in industrial and coal mining from …

S3: EP:2 Female automotive technician Brandy, tells us all about the challenging but rewarding male dominated world of cars, and why setting boundaries at work is so important.

July 17th, 2020

43:59

In this episode, I sit with Brandy who is an automotive technician from Baltimore, USA. She shares her story of growing up around cars with both her father and grandfather being mechanics and later wanting that for …

S3: EP:1 Nicole Bremner: Learning to Navigate the Challenges of Being a Property Project Manager

June 27th, 2020

45:14

Learning to Navigate the Challenges of Being a Property Project Manager

In the episode today, I talk to Nicole, a project manager in the property …

S:2 EP:15 Project Surveyor Anjali Pindoria discusses the importance of relationships at work, and fighting cultural norms to find a rewarding career in construction.

May 27th, 2020

41:27

Project Surveyor Anjali discusses the importance of relationships at work, and fighting cultural norms to find a rewarding career in construction.

In …

S2:14 Female Stone Mason Rachael, talks us through the ancient old trade and why she wished she had found it sooner.

May 7th, 2020

31:50

In this weeks episode I got to chat with Stone Mason apprentice Rachael Wragg. Rachel is currently learning the trade at Lincoln Cathedral. Rachaels …

S:2 EP:13 Barbie the welder/Metal artist shares her inspiring story with us!

April 22nd, 2020

43:20

Barbie the welder talks us through her journey of hardship and passion and how she followed her dreams of becoming a welding artist.  After watching …

S2:EP12 Crane driver Ashleigh Kaliszuk from Alberta shares her tip tips for surviving in construction.

March 25th, 2020

35:20

On this week’s episode, our special guest is crane driver Ashleigh Kaliszuk from Alberta, Canada. Ashleigh discusses how she became a crane driver, completely by fluke, and how at first, she didn’t love it, but that all …

S2: EP:11 Apprentice Bricklayer Beth Skinner spills the beans on being the newbie and learning an incredible trade at a young age.

March 16th, 2020

37:15

On this episode of This is a Man’s World, She Who Dares Wins Podcast, our guest is Beth Skinner. Beth is a bricklayer from the UK. When she first started doing the groundwork she was very quiet and shy but by the end …

S:2 EP:10 Shauna a former beauty salon worker, turns into a Tarmacing powerhouse!

January 31st, 2020

43:46

On this episode of This is a Man’s World, She Who Dares Wins Podcast, our guest is Shauna. She works in tarmacking. Tarmacking is one of the dirtiest, hardest and smelliest jobs in construction. While it has it’s …

S2: EP9 Bryony Price an Aeronautical engineer turned seismic technician from Wales

January 16th, 2020

58:14

On this episode of This is a Man’s World, She Who Dares Wins Podcast, our guest is Bryony. Bryony is from a small town in Wales. After university, she found herself in a very interesting field, the oil and gas industry. …

S2 EP:9 Lauren Holland, a London-based land surveyor - landing her dream job and making waves for more women in the industry

December 12th, 2019

43:24

On this episode of This is a Man’s World, She Who Dares Wins Podcast, our guest is Lauren Holland, a London-based land surveyor. While pursuing a …

S2: EP:8 Maria Coulter the construction coach her story on self-discovery, mindset, focusing on their people, and building confidence

November 7th, 2019

51:02

Summary:

On this episode of the This is a Man’s World, She Who Dares Wins podcast, our guest is Maria Coulter, also known as The Construction Coach. …

S2: EP:7 Black Book Secrets! - Being mistaken for a man! being apologised to, then hit on! WTF just another crazy story from her world of construction

October 31st, 2019

15:18

It's dirty secret time ladies and gents! Yes. You can't go through 12 years worth of construction experience as a woman and not have a little black book of secret stories to tell.  This is the first episode of the black …

S2:EP6: Michelle's farther gives his perspective on her career to point, and gives us insight into how dad's can help support daughters who choose less conventional careers.

October 24th, 2019

37:49

On this episode of the This is a Man’s World, She Who Dares Wins podcast, we are joined by Brian Hands, Michelle’s father and an entrepreneur in the electrical industry. Brian talks about his perspective on Michelle’s …

S2: EP:5 Elly Hart, an Aussie carpenter living in Vancouver on her journey to becoming a qualified carpenter.

October 17th, 2019

58:34

On this episode of the This is a Man’s World, She Who Dares Wins podcast, our guest is Elly Hart, an Aussie carpenter living in Vancouver. After moving to Canada with her boyfriend several years ago, Elly tried to work …

S2: EP: 4 Rhian Evans- From high school teacher to construction IT specialiston running a business in construction

October 7th, 2019

49:23

Rhian Evans, an Information Communication Technology consultant, joins us on this episode of the This is a Man’s World: She Who Dares Wins podcast. …

S2: EP:3 Kelly Ireland Commercial Female Badass American Plumber

September 30th, 2019

1:08:49

On this episode of the This is a Man’s World: She Who Dares Wins podcast, our guest is Kelly Ireland, a commercial plumber based in Philadelphia, U.S.A. Kelly is one of 10 children and a 4th generation plumber. She …

S2 EP: 1 The update on surviving a man's world of construction

September 23rd, 2019

11:57

An update on surviving a man's world of construction. It has been a while and now I am back with season 2! This is just a short intro to discuss everything that I have been up to as well as what you can expect from …

S2 EP:2 Barbara Res author of “All Alone on the 68th Floor”, and former Vice President at the Trump

September 23rd, 2019

56:10

Barbara Res, an engineer, author of “All Alone on the 68th Floor”, and former Vice President at the Trump Organization, joins us on this episode of the This is a Man’s World, She Who Dares Wins podcast. Barbara has …

EP6: Kate and Ella, plasterers, property developers, and sisters-in-law

May 21st, 2019

36:15

Our guests on this episode of the This is a Man’s World: She Who Dares Wins podcast are Kate and Ella, plasterers, property developers, and sisters-in-law. After they had babies 4 months apart, they both realised that …

EP:5 Amy's story, a Machine fitter from Australia who embarked on an epic journey to work in the Antarctica

April 26th, 2019

30:31

On this episode of the This is A Man’s World podcast, our guest is Amy, a diesel fitter from Australia who is working in Antarctica this year. Amy describes her journey to becoming a diesel fitter and the long journey …

EP:4 Dana Francis, a mom, steamfitter/pipe-fitter, apprentice welder, and podcaster

April 18th, 2019

37:21

Our guest on this episode of the This is a Man’s World podcast is Dana Francis, a mom, steamfitter/pipe-fitter, apprentice welder, and podcaster. Dana got into the trades when she realised that she needed a bit more …

EP3: Chelsea a welder spills the beans on dangerous work, finding confidence and that dream job.

April 11th, 2019

43:06

On this episode of This is a Man’s World, we are joined by Chelsea Smith, a welder in the US. Chelsea’s interest in welding began as a supplemental …

EP2: Melbourne Chippy Chick Stef, discusses being a carpenter, working with her dad and social media pressures!

April 4th, 2019

43:58

I have a in depth chat with the Melbourne Chippy Chick AKA Stefanie Apostolidis. WE discuss everything from Instagram haters, The Tradie Lady club, …

EP1: My Story: 12 Years In Construction

March 26th, 2019

33:52

Hey folks and welcome to the “This Is A Man's World”  podcast. This first episode is all about me,  your host Michelle Hands. I am a UK based …

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