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 Nov 23, 2023

Guest:  Trish Serratore - Senior VP of Communications for ASE
Trish Serratore’s passion for the automotive industry runs deep. Her career started at Motor Age Magazine as their business editor, and she never looked back. Today she serves as the Senior Vice President of Communications for the National Institute for Automotive Excellence (ASE). Prior to her current position, Serratore was president of the ASE Education Foundation, the education arm of ASE where she oversaw automotive program accreditation at secondary and post-secondary institutions as well as student career development initiatives. Trish has been repeatedly recognized for her contributions to the industry. received the Automotive Hall of Fame’s Young Leadership and Excellence Award for outstanding achievements in the automotive industry and the Akzo Nobel award as one of the most influential women in the collision repair industry. She also has been named one of the “Top 100 Women in the Automotive Industry” by Automotive News.
This week’s episode proudly brought to you by ASE Learn more about ASE ~ https://www.ase.com
 
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 16, 2023

Guest:  Hannah Stout Ortega - Auto Mechanic and Fabricator
She left her home state when she was 19 to pursue an education and a better life for herself. Not only was she successful at doing just that, but now she’s passionate about helping others less fortunate do the same. Hannah is an automotive technician and an aspiring fabricator who, at only 24, is just getting started with what is sure to be a phenomenal career.
She graduated WyoTech in 2020 and that same year received the Jessi Combs Foundation Scholarship that, in her words, changed her life. While she loves working in the industry, it is her dream to one day open a shop that combines her passions - cars/trucks, art, and outreach/education for underserved women and children.
This week’s episode proudly brought to you by ASE and AAPEX.
Learn more about ASE ~ https://www.ase.com
Learn more about DriveTime ~ https://jobs.drivetime.com/
AND if you haven’t yet signed the Blue Collar Barbie Petition - here’s the link!!
Help us spread the word and go sign and share it now! https://chng.it/pfPnJtbXPH
 
Join us LIVE on YouTube and Facebook every Wednesday for new episodes, and every Monday for an archived episode release! Or listen on your favorite podcast platform anytime! 
 
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!
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Website ~ https://www.bogisgarage.com
https://www.girlganggarage.com

Thursday Nov 09, 2023

This week's episode was pre-recorded at @aapexshow in Las Vegas last Wednesday.
Due to technical difficulties we were not able to get it live that day, but it’s worth the wait! I had the honor sitting down with an old friend, Kathleen Callahan who is a force to be reckoned with! She is a shop owner and a powerful and inspiring leader within the automotive aftermarket. She is the incoming vice chair of Women in Auto Care, she was 2018 Women in Auto Care’s Shop Owner of the Year, and has testified before the Energy & Commerce House Subcommittee advocating for HR906 The REPAIR Act. She is also a business coach and a proud mom of 2, passionate about lifting others up through community and education.
I hope you’ll join tune in for an episode of With Her Two Hands you don’t want to miss!
This week’s episode proudly brought to you by ASE and AAPEX.
Learn more about ASE ~ https://www.ase.com
Learn more about AAPEX 2024 ~ https://www.aapexshow.com/
 
AND if you haven’t yet signed the Blue Collar Barbie Petition - here’s the link!!
Help us spread the word and go sign and share it now! https://chng.it/pfPnJtbXPH
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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
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And follow your host - Bogi!
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Facebook ~ https://facebook.com/bogisgarage
Website ~ https://www.bogisgarage.com
https://www.girlganggarage.com

Thursday Oct 26, 2023

Guest:  Lindsey Wood - Mechanic and Shop Owner
Tonight’s guest took a chance on a new adventure and life direction, and it has paid off! Lindsey Wood had always been interested in cars, but never really had an opportunity to explore working on them. She was in an established career when her brother approached her about going into the automotive business. She took the leap and dove in head first.
Lindsey is now the owner, manager and one of the mechanics at Meineke of Provo in Utah, and despite the initial shock of it being owned and run by a woman, the community has embraced her and she has developed a reputation for top notch work and excellent customer service.
I hope you’ll join us live on YouTube and FaceBook tonight for an episode of With Her Two Hands you don’t want to miss!
This week’s episode proudly brought to you by ASE and DriveTime.
Learn more about ASE ~ https://www.ase.com
Learn more about DriveTime ~ https://jobs.drivetime.com/
Check out this week’s guest here: https://www.instagram.com/meinekeofprovo
AND if you haven’t yet signed the Blue Collar Barbie Petition - here’s the link!! Help us spread the word and go sign and share it now! https://chng.it/pfPnJtbXPH
 
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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
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 Oct 19, 2023

Guest: Alana Wicker - Robot Technician and Metal Artist
While most people in their early 20s are still in school or figuring out what they want to do in life, tonight’s guest already has an established career in the trades and was financially stable enough at 21 to help her dad renovate houses and build a shop of her own! Alana Wicker is proof positive that there is more than 1 path to success in life and of the incredible opportunities that a career in the trades can offer.
Alana began welding at 17 and had earned her certificates by 19. In her words “welding has changed my mindset from ‘oh - someone else can do it…’ to ‘Girl, I can do that!’” Today, at just 24, she is a Robotics Technician and a Metal Artist. She loves that her path in the trades allows her to create, to be constantly challenged, and that she is always growing and learning new skills. She is passionate about inspiring the next generation and living an authentic and meaningful life.
**note - we did have some reception issues mid conversation - but hang with us cause she makes it back and its so worth it!**
This week’s episode proudly brought to you by ASE and CRC.
Learn more about ASE ~ https://www.ase.com
Learn more about CRC’s Build for the Future ~ https://www.crcbuildforthefuture.com/
Check out this week’s guest here:
https://www.instagram.com/alanas.authentics
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61551063390540
 
AND if you haven’t yet signed the Blue Collar Barbie Petition - here’s the link!! Help us spread the word and go sign and share it now! https://chng.it/pfPnJtbXPH
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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!
***
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 Oct 12, 2023

Guest:  Meg Richards - ASE Master Automotive Technician
Margarette, or Meg, started her automotive career as a teen in high school. 20 years later, her love for the industry hasn’t waned. She is the Lead Technician and General Manager at her shop and is in the process of taking over the business from the current owner as he prepares to retire.
In 2022 Meg was the first female recipient of the NAPA ASE Technician of the Year award. She is passionate about getting more people, especially women, into the trades and she has mentored several apprentices who have successfully continued on in their career as technicians. At her shop she’s committed to supporting her team and maintaining a safe and friendly work environment.
This week’s episode proudly brought to you by ASE and AAPEX.
Learn more about ASE ~ https://www.ase.com
Learn more about AAPEX and register to attend ~ http://jlinks.io/bogi
Check out this week’s guest here: https://www.instagram.com/automeg2022
AND if you haven’t yet signed the Blue Collar Barbie Petition - here’s the link!! Help us spread the word and go sign and share it now! https://chng.it/pfPnJtbXPH
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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!
***
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 Oct 05, 2023

Guest: Zoe Carmichael - Historic Automotive Restoration student
Zoe Carmichael was working an office job before her classic  VW Bug came into her life.  She quickly fell in love with classic cars and learning how to work on them.  So she rewrote her life.  Quit her office job and enrolled in the auto program at Wake Tech in Raleigh, NC to learn the basics.  That ultimately led her driving her bug across the country to to study Historic Automotive Restoration at McPherson College, the only college in the country that offers the major as a bachelor's degree.
When she's not in class, she works at the Garage, a female-run car museum. She wants to help more women get into the world of classic cars. Zoe is an ambassador for the Jessi Combs Foundation as well as the Piston Foundation and has been featured in Hagerty Drivers Club magazine.
 
I hope you’ll join us live on YouTube and FaceBook tonight for an episode of With Her Two Hands you don’t want to miss!
 
This week’s episode proudly brought to you by ASE and Drivetime.
Learn more about ASE ~ https://www.ase.com
Learn more about CRC's Build for the Future ~ https://www.crcbuildforthefuture.com/
 
Check out this week’s guest here: 
https://www.instagram.com/ladylandzoe
 
AND if you haven’t yet signed the Blue Collar Barbie Petition - here’s the link!!  Help us spread the word and go sign and share it now!  https://chng.it/pfPnJtbXPH
 
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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!
***
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 Sep 28, 2023

Guest: Serena Grundhauser - Welder, Machinist and small business owner
From regular viewer to guest - I’m excited this week to be joined by Serena Grundhauser! When the tragedy of multiple serious head injuries occurred, Serena wasn’t willing to slow down and she turned that tragedy into a major life change. She went from working in mental health, to attending college as an adult for the the first time in her life. She graduated with honors from Highlands College - MT Tech as the first female to obtain double Associate Degree in Metal Fabrication and Precision Machining. She has since started her own small metal fabrication business outside of Butte Montana and describes herself as a “welder, machinist, backyard mechanic, fabricator, waitress, and Jill of all trades!” And she is passionate about mentoring and helping more women get into the trades.
This week’s episode proudly brought to you by ASE and Drivetime.
Learn more about ASE ~ https://www.ase.com
Learn more about Drivetime Careers ~ https://jobs.drivetime.com/
Check out this week’s guest here: https://www.instagram.com/kandkmetalworks
 
AND if you haven’t yet signed the Blue Collar Barbie Petition - here’s the link!! Help us spread the word and go sign and share it now! https://chng.it/pfPnJtbXPH
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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 Sep 21, 2023

Guest:  Judaline Cassidy - Union Plumber and Founder of Tools & Tiaras
This week I’m very excited to introduce you to Judaline Cassidy, who hails from the beautiful twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. She is a warrior in a hard hat, a Founder, a L'Oreal Paris 2023 Women of Worth honoree, and one of CNN’s Champions For Change. As a history-making union plumber in NYC, Judaline has broken countless barriers over the last 25 years fighting for equity for women in the male-dominated construction trades. As a tradeswoman activist, she built Lean In: Women in Trades, giving her sisters safe spaces in which to learn from and support each other as they lean into their careers. As the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of the pioneering nonprofit Tools & Tiaras (est. 2017), Judaline is on a mission to show girls that Jobs Don’t Have Genders™. Judaline is a leader and revolutionary, impacter and disruptor whose ability to inspire knows no bounds.
I hope you’ll join us live on YouTube and FaceBook tonight for an episode of With Her Two Hands you don’t want to miss!
This week’s episode proudly brought to you by CRC and ASE.
Learn more about ASE ~ https://www.ase.com
Learn more about CRC and the Build for the Future Scholarship GTO ~ http://crcbuildforthefuture.com
Check out this week’s guest here: https://www.instagram.com/toolsntiaras hrtps://www.instagram.com/judaline6
AND if you haven’t yet signed the Blue Collar Barbie Petition - here’s the link!! Help us spread the word and go sign and share it now! https://chng.it/pfPnJtbXPH
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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!
***
Make sure to subscribe and follow along on social media
Instagram ~ https://www.instagram.com/withhertwohands
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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

Friday Sep 15, 2023

Guest:  Jenny Kovacs - Senior Ford Master Auto Tech, ASE Master Technician
Jenny Kovacs has been killing it in the automotive industry for 14 years!  She is a graduate of the Ford ASSET program and is now a Ford Senior Master Technician and part owner of Chris and Jenny’s Garage.  She is is also ASE Master certified, and a certified Transmission specialist, mom of 2 AND sits on the board of the ASE Education Foundation!  Never one to stop learning and growing, Jenny is also diesel and EV certified and her career and drive is showing no signs of slowing down.
I’m thrilled to meet her and hear about her experiences, I hope you’ll join us live on YouTube and FaceBook tonight for an episode of With Her Two Hands you don’t want to miss!
 
This week’s episode proudly brought to you by AAPEX and ASE.
Learn more about ASE ~ https://www.ase.com
Learn more about AAPEX and register to attend  ~ http://jlinks.io/bogi
 
Check out this week’s guest here: 
https://www.instagram.com/jennykovacs0
And on TikTok @jennykovacs0
 
AND if you haven’t yet signed the Blue Collar Barbie Petition - here’s the link!!  Help us spread the word and go sign and share it now!  https://chng.it/pfPnJtbXPH
 
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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!
***
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

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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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