With Her Two Hands

Formerly known as Trades Lady Happy Hour, With Her Two Hands is a weekly podcast dedicated to celebrating women in the trades. Live, Candid and Unscripted conversations with women who work in the trades building, fixing and making things with their own two hands. Women make up less than 10% of trades people, and in some industry the numbers are as low as 2%. This podcast seeks to change that by shining a light on these incredible women. Celebrating them, sharing their struggles as women in incredibly male dominated fields, and increasing their visibility to attract, retain and create space for that number to start to increase. If she can see it she can BE it. And if HE can see it, he can BELIEVE it. Tune in for these candid conversations every week. Listen, learn, laugh and get to know the women who keep the world running.

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Episodes

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

Guest: Grace Claudio - Master Certified/Master High Voltage Specialist for BMW
🎙️ Step into the ring of inspiration as Bogi welcomes Grace Claudio from New York on this week's episode of With Her Two Hands. Grace's story is a testament to resilience and determination, as she traded in her boxing gloves for a set of wrenches, carving her path from amateur boxer with dreams of going pro to a skilled master automotive technician.
Tune in as Grace shares her remarkable journey, from Bronx Community College to the BMW Metro STEP program, proving that with grit and passion, anyone can rewrite their story. Get ready to be inspired by Grace's journey from the ring to the garage, where she continues to thrive and conquer new horizons.
This is an episode you definitely don’t want to miss!
Check out this week’s guest here: https://www.instagram.com/iam_graciej_24/
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https://www.girlganggarage.com
 

Thursday Feb 08, 2024

Guest: Paris McGowan - Harley Davidson Motorcycle Technician
🎙️ This week’s guest on "With Her Two Hands" literally went from grease to grease. Paris McGowan was working in the fast food industry and is now a certified Harley Davidson technician! Her love affair with bikes started when her mom bought a Harley. She originally got a job working at a Harley dealership selling merchandise, and she fell in love with the culture.
Over time she found herself intrigued with the bikes themselves and what was going on back in the shop. Ultimately she moved to Orlando to attend MMI - Motorcycle Mechanic Institute, and followed her dream of becoming a Harley Davidson Technician. Her passion and love for what she does is clear to anyone who meets her, and its obvious that she has ended up exactly where she was meant to!
This is an episode you definitely don’t want to miss! 
 Check out this week’s guest here: https://www.instagram.com/_paris1994
This episode proudly brought to you by DriveTime
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Join us LIVE on YouTube and Facebook every Wednesday for new episodes, and every Monday for a new archived episode! Or listen on your favorite podcast platform anytime!
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Make sure to subscribe and follow along on social media  Instagram   Facebook  Listen to the audio version of past episodes https://www.withhertwohands.com
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Facebook ~ https://facebook.com/bogisgarage
Website ~ https://www.bogisgarage.com
https://www.girlganggarage.com
 

Thursday Feb 01, 2024

Guest:  Danielle Browne - Master Plumber
Join us this week on "With Her Two Hands" for a live chat with Danielle Browne, affectionately known as Twig. Hailing from Newfoundland, Canada, She brings 16 years of plumbing expertise, coupled with a deep passion for addressing the important and often considered taboo topic of mental health in the trades.
Join us for what promises to be an insightful conversation as she shares her journey into the the industry, her love for learning (especially about new tools!), mental health, apprenticeship programs, and so much more. Don't miss this empowering and important episode! Tune in at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern! 🎙️
Check out this week’s guest here: https://www.instagram.com/thelittlestplumber
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Website ~ https://www.bogisgarage.com
https://www.girlganggarage.com
 

Thursday Jan 25, 2024

This episode is about the journey of Jenna Nowicki, a Welder and Fabricator hailing from Manitoba, Canada. She is a construction welder currently in pursuit of her red seal certification. Jenna's story is a testament to passion and dedication. Discover how she not only excels in her craft but also champions the cause of encouraging young women to enter the trades. Enjoy listening to this empowering episode!
Check out this week’s guest here:
Jenna Nowicki's Instagram
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Website ~ https://www.bogisgarage.com https://www.girlganggarage.com

Thursday Jan 18, 2024

Guest:  Athena Ransom - Custom Motorcycle builder
Gear up for an unforgettable ride on the latest episode of "With Her Two Hands" as we dive into the fascinating world of custom motorcycles with the extraordinary Athena "Chickie" Ransom.
A true trailblazer and owner of Vagabond Chopper in South Florida, Chickie started her career in the early '80s, defying the odds as one of few women in the male-dominated bike building scene. Join us as we explore her journey, breaking barriers and setting trends. Beyond the roaring engines, Chickie's passion extends to inspiring the next generation and sharing her passion for motorcycles with others.
She also hosts her own podcast "Athena After Dark”. Chickie is here to share her story and ignite the spark of creativity in every listener. Get ready for a gripping episode filled with empowerment, resilience, and the sweet hum of custom-built dreams. 🏍️
Hope you’ll join us on YouTube and FaceBook tonight for an episode of With Her Two Hands you don’t want to miss! Check out this week’s guest here: https://www.instagram.com/vagabondchopper/ https://www.instagram.com/athanaafterdark/ https://www.instagram.com/vagabondchickie/
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Join us LIVE on YouTube and Facebook every Wednesday for new episodes, and every Monday for a new archived episode! Or listen on your favorite podcast platform anytime!
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Make sure to subscribe and follow along on social media Instagram ~ https://www.instagram.com/withhertwohands
Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/withhertwohands
Listen to the audio version of past episodes https://www.withhertwohands.com
And follow your host - Bogi!
Instagram ~ https://instagram.com/bogisgarage
Facebook ~ https://facebook.com/bogisgarage
Website ~ https://www.bogisgarage.com
https://www.girlganggarage.com
 

Thursday Jan 11, 2024

Guest:  Whitney Buettner - Journeyman Carpenter and Entrepreneur 
This week’s guest found her career by chance when she graduated college and needed to find a job. Over a decade later, she hasn’t looked back. Whitney Buettner, a proud Metis woman, says of the trades “It’s rewarding. It’s extremely challenging. Every day is a blank slate.” She earned her Red AND Blue Seal Tickets in Carpentry in 2017 and has recently ventured into entrepreneurship and started her own company - Grace & Grit Construction.
A huge supporter of women in the trades, Whitney has also recently partnered up with another trades woman to create the group Flatland Sister to connect other tradeswomen in her area together. She hopes to encourage others to say yes to the things that scare you!
This is an episode of With Her Two Hands you don’t want to miss!
Check out this week’s guest here: https://www.instagram.com/whitneyryb/ and https://www.instagram.com/flatlandsisters/
On Facebook @ Grace & Grit Construction https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100095325360039
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Join us LIVE on YouTube and Facebook every Wednesday for new episodes, and every Monday for a new archived episode! Or listen on your favorite podcast platform anytime!
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Make sure to subscribe and follow along on social media Instagram ~ https://www.instagram.com/withhertwohands
Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/withhertwohands
Listen to the audio version of past episodes https://www.withhertwohands.com
And follow your host - Bogi!
Instagram ~ https://instagram.com/bogisgarage
Facebook ~ https://facebook.com/bogisgarage
Website ~ https://www.bogisgarage.com
https://www.girlganggarage.com
 

Thursday Jan 04, 2024

Guest:  Jenna Miranda - Journeywoman Electrician turned Harley Davidson Technician
First episode of 2024! We’re back with more great tradeswomen for you to meet! In this episode I’m thrilled to be joined by Jenna Miranda, a former Journeywoman Electrician, turned Harley Davidson Technician. Though she is still in her 20’s, Jenna has made a career out of the trades since before she graduated high school. She is proof of all the incredible opportunities available in the trades. While many are still figuring out what they want to do professionally, she was already financially stable enough to be preparing to buy a home. Instead, she decided to take the opportunity to change directions and start over with something she had always been passionate about, know that no matter what she had her Electrician skills to be able to depend on.
Jenna has an interesting perspective, and I know that you are going to enjoy meeting her! I hope you’ll check out this inspiring episode of With Her Two Hands!
Check out this week’s guest here: https://www.instagram.com/jseshmiranda
 
This week’s episode proudly brought to you by DriveTime
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Join us LIVE on YouTube and Facebook every Wednesday for new episodes, and every Monday for a new archived episode!
Make sure to subscribe and follow along on social media
Instagram ~ https://www.instagram.com/withhertwohands
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And follow your host - Bogi!
Instagram ~ https://instagram.com/bogisgarage
Facebook ~ https://facebook.com/bogisgarage
Website ~ https://www.bogisgarage.com
https://www.girlganggarage.com

Thursday Dec 14, 2023

Guest:  Lia Lamela - Journeywoman Electrician and host of the Sparky Life Podcast
Lia Lamela came to the skilled trades later in her career journey, but once she found her way to them - she dove in head first. A strong willed, spunky New Jersey Girl (like your host!) Lia did in 3 years what most do in 4 to 5 years. She quickly became an evangelist for the skilled trades and even has her own podcast that she produces and hosts called The Sparky Life, where - in her words - she focuses on “debunking untrue myths about trade careers, female inclusion in construction careers, and sharing tantalizing trade tales of heartache, struggles, and unparalleled success.” Lia’s background is in manufacturing and installing BMS control panels primarily in Data Centers, and had recently embarked on a new venture working with firm alarm and studying for the NICET Level 1.
Tune in for an episode of With Her Two Hands you don’t want to miss! Lord knows.. when you put 2 New Jersey Girls together, there’s no telling what will happen :)
Check out this week’s guest here: Lia Lamela
 
This week’s episode proudly brought to you by DriveTime
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Join us LIVE on YouTube and Facebook every Wednesday for new episodes, and every Monday for a new archived episode!
Make sure to subscribe and follow along on social media
Instagram ~ https://www.instagram.com/withhertwohands
Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/withhertwohands
And follow your host - Bogi!
Instagram ~ https://instagram.com/bogisgarage
Facebook ~ https://facebook.com/bogisgarage
Website ~ https://www.bogisgarage.com
https://www.girlganggarage.com

Thursday Dec 07, 2023

Guest:  Tamara Robertson - Biomolecular Engineer, Maker and co-host of MythBusters
Tonight’s guest, Tamara Robertson, may be best known for her roles as co-host and fabricator on the reboots of Mythbusters, but what you may not know is that she is also a Patent holding, OSHA Certified Chemical and Biomolecular Engineer with over a decade of experience as a Design Engineer working on Greenfield Startups, developing patentable technologies and helping companies reduce the waste they put into landfills.  
And if that weren’t impressive enough, Tamara was recognized as a Marvel Agent of G.I.R.L. in the Marvel Comic “Unstoppable Wasp” by writer Jeremy Whitley for being a real-life superhero for her contributions within Engineering as well as her work empowering and normalizing young girls in STEM through her Superhero Science outreach. Tamara is also a leading voice in the Maker Community working to normalize women in Shop Environments and empower them by teaching them to utilize tools to build the future they want for themselves and others.  She hosts a Maker Podcast called "Tinkering Belles" and a series called "Shop Science" where she helps to connect the dots between Artisanal Trades Skills and STEM Careers. 
I could go on and on about her and her accomplishments, but instead I’ll just say that I hope you’ll join us on YouTube and FaceBook tonight for an episode of With Her Two Hands you definitely don’t want to miss! 
Check out this week’s guest here: https://www.instagram.com/therealtamararobertson
 
This week’s episode proudly brought to you by DriveTime
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Join us LIVE on YouTube and Facebook every Wednesday for new episodes, and every Monday for a new archived episode!
Make sure to subscribe and follow along on social media
Instagram ~ https://www.instagram.com/withhertwohands
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And follow your host - Bogi!
Instagram ~ https://instagram.com/bogisgarage
Facebook ~ https://facebook.com/bogisgarage
Website ~ https://www.bogisgarage.com
https://www.girlganggarage.com

Thursday Nov 30, 2023

Guest:  Audee Batson - Collision Technician
This week's guest originally went to college to be an automotive technician. However, like so many others, she struggled to get her foot in the door as a woman in her small town. She ultimately got hired at a collision shop to do their mechanical work - but when that was slow she started to learn the collision side of things. Not long after, Audee Batson dove in. She moved to Southern Ontario to do her apprenticeship and became a licensed collision technician. 7 years later, she’s thriving and working as a lead tech doing heavy collision work!
Check out this week’s guest here: https://www.instagram.com/_audee_
 
This week’s episode proudly brought to you by ASE & DriveTime
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Join us LIVE on YouTube and Facebook every Wednesday for new episodes, and every Monday for a new archived episode!
Make sure to subscribe and follow along on social media
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And follow your host - Bogi!
Instagram ~ https://instagram.com/bogisgarage
Facebook ~ https://facebook.com/bogisgarage
Website ~ https://www.bogisgarage.com
https://www.girlganggarage.com

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Your Host: Bogi

Bogi is a committed automotive industry advocate, dealer-trained BMW and ASE master certified technician, and a fierce proponent for inspiring women to pursue opportunities within the automotive and skilled trade industries. Her passion for empowering women led her to start her first shop 180 Degrees Automotive, which she successfully ran for 13 years. That experience, combined with her strong belief in advocacy, inspired her current shop, Girl Gang Garage. This shop provides women of all ages and experience levels a unique environment to come together and collaborate in practical learning opportunities. Bogi is also a prominent speaker and educator, leveraging her 20+ years of industry experience, passion, and genuine love for cars. You can also find Bogi regularly on All Girls Garage on Motortrend TV.  Keep up with her on Instagram and Facebook!

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