She Who Dares, Wins.

She Who Dares, Wins.

www.shewhodareswins.com
Host Michelle Hands discusses with her guests how they survive and thrive in typically male-dominated careers. She draws from her own world of construction to relate to her guests’ trials and tribulations. No subject is off the table as she discusses everything from sexual harassment, bullying, childish antics, pay gap and so much more. It’s not all serious though, these awesome women are paving the way for future generations and their stories never fail to impress. Come and laugh, cry and gasp at their inspiring stories!


S:2 EP:14 Project Surveyor Anjali Pindoria discusses the importance of relationships at work, and fighting cultural norms to find a rewarding career in construction.
May 27 • 41 min
Project Surveyor Anjali discusses the importance of relationships at work, and fighting cultural norms to find a rewarding career in construction. In this episode I talk to Anjali, a project surveyor in the construction industry. She shares the story of…
Female Stone Mason Rachael, talks us through the ancient old trade and why she wished she had found it sooner.
May 7 • 31 min
In this weeks episode I got to chat with Stone Mason apprentice Rachael Wragg. Rachel is currently learning the trade at Lincoln Cathedral. Rachaels talks about finding her passion and purpose for working with stone, after completing a degree in art and…
S:2 EP:13 Barbie the welder/Metal artist shares her inspiring story with us!
Apr 22 • 43 min
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 a scene from a movie which featured a female welder, her heart was set and this lead her on a journey of…
S2:EP12 Crane driver Ashleigh Kaliszuk from Alberta shares her tip tips for surviving in construction.
Mar 25 • 35 min
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 changed when she became a qualified…
S2: EP:11 Apprentice Bricklayer Beth Skinner spills the beans on being the newbie and learning an incredible trade at a young age.
Mar 16 • 37 min
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 she blossomed out of her shell.…
S:2 EP:10 Shauna a former beauty salon worker, turns into a Tarmacing powerhouse!
Jan 31 • 43 min
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 downside, she loves it. Many of her family…
S2: EP9 Bryony Price an Aeronautical engineer turned seismic technician from Wales
Jan 16 • 58 min
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. Bryony works for 6 weeks on and 6…
S2 EP:9 Lauren Holland, a London-based land surveyor - landing her dream job and making waves for more women in the industry
Dec 12, 2019 • 43 min
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 degree in geography from Aberystwyth University in Wales, she realized that her love for the outdoors and her…
S2: EP:8 Maria Coulter the construction coach her story on self-discovery, mindset, focusing on their people, and building confidence
Nov 7, 2019 • 50 min
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. Maria grew up interested in woodworking, working at an organ factory at one time before going on to…
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
Oct 31, 2019 • 15 min
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 book series of secret spills! I hope…
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.
Oct 24, 2019 • 37 min
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 career up to this point, including…
S2: EP:5 Elly Hart, an Aussie carpenter living in Vancouver on her journey to becoming a qualified carpenter.
Oct 17, 2019 • 58 min
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 remotely as a journalist for an…
S2: EP: 4 Rhian Evans- From high school teacher to construction IT specialiston running a business in construction
Oct 7, 2019 • 49 min
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. Rhian started out her adult life as a teacher before making a career move into the ICT area of the school…
S2: EP:3 Kelly Ireland Commercial Female Badass American Plumber
Sep 30, 2019 • 68 min
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 never dreamed of following in her…
S2 EP: 1 The update on surviving a man’s world of construction
Sep 23, 2019 • 11 min
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 season 2. So happy to be back and…
S2 EP:2 Barbara Res author of “All Alone on the 68th Floor”, and former Vice President at the Trump
Sep 23, 2019 • 56 min
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 truly blazed her own trail in the…
EP6: Kate and Ella, plasterers, property developers, and sisters-in-law
May 21, 2019 • 36 min
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 they wanted to have more control over…
EP:5 Amy’s story, a Machine fitter from Australia who embarked on an epic journey to work in the Antarctica
Apr 26, 2019 • 30 min
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 (literally and figuratively) that…
EP:4 Dana Francis, a mom, steamfitter/pipe-fitter, apprentice welder, and podcaster
Apr 18, 2019 • 37 min
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 financial stability than she currently…
EP3: Chelsea a welder spills the beans on dangerous work, finding confidence and that dream job.
Apr 11, 2019 • 43 min
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 skill at autobody school, but she soon realized that she loved being able to create just about anything…
EP2: Melbourne Chippy Chick Stef, discusses being a carpenter, working with her dad and social media pressures!
Apr 4, 2019 • 43 min
I have a in depth chat with the Melbourne Chippy Chick AKA Stefanie Apostolidis. WE discuss everything from Instagram haters, The Tradie Lady club, what its like working for you dad and what skills she thinks you need to be able to work successfully…
EP1: My Story: 12 Years In Construction
Mar 26, 2019 • 33 min
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 construction site engineer and today I break the silence on what it is like surviving in a man’s world of…