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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

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

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 in the fishing industry. She left the monotony of office life to pursue an exciting career in the fishing industry.

She shares how she left her office job to become a fisherman, plus how she deals with the negative feedback from others within the industry. She talks about the way of life in this industry and her experience adapting to the unknown.

Listen in to learn how to embrace the challenges and be liberated as a woman working in a man’s world.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to break down the barriers that you put up for yourself.
  • Recognizing that negative feedback is most likely a reflection of others’ insecurity.
  • Why it’s important to discover that you have the ability to do something without necessarily taking on the responsibility.

Key Moments:

  • [01:22] How Ashley got into fishing.
  • [04:38] Ashley’s office jobs.
  • [07:48] Ashley’s barriers going into the industry.
  • [09:50] Having the good and the bad days.
  • [12:08] Embracing the unknown and not looking back.
  • [15:42] The dynamic on a boat.
  • [16:10] The row about a pot.
  • [19:52] Ashley’s love for the sea.
  • [21:00] Conquering the negative feedback from those within the industry.
  • [23:14] Going to the toilet.
  • [26:36] Seagulls and tampons.
  • [28:54] Wearing a bedsheet with an (optional) twine belt.
  • [29:52] Using social media to teach and inspire others.
  • [32:20] Ashley’s advice.
  • [34:15] What’s in the future?

Quotes:

  • “You have to do them, and you don’t have a choice because no one’s going to do it for you.” - Ashley [11:52]
  • “The reason why people are perhaps unkind to other people, I think, it’s because they’re insecure with some part of their self or they’re not comfortable with an aspect of their own life.” - Ashley [21:58]
  • “Not that I want the responsibility. I just want the ability.” - [34:56]

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Find Ashley on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefemalefisherman/

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