Episode 19 of the Bossy Bitch Podcast
On Episode 19 of the Bossy Bitch Podcast I talk breaking down barriers in mining against all odds with Alex Atkin.
Boy did I learn not to judge a book by its cover on this one……..
This is one of the most inspiring stories I’ve had the privilege of sharing yet. She presents as the kindest, gentlest soul (and she is) but inside is one badass bitch with a force to be reckoned with.
Alex Atkins was amongst the first wave of women in mining, right back when it was illegal for women to work in underground mines(and still is in many countries). Yet there she was, a petite young lady, underground, pounding the earth with ‘air legs’ (which is like a giant jackhammer) just as good as any man.
Driven by the loss of many of her peers in incidents she felt should’ve been avoided, Alex became fixated on pursuing a path that would prevent mining deaths for future generations.
Alex is the epitome of strength and the sheer will and determination it takes to overcome life’s pitfalls and personal tragedies, of which she so bravely shares in this episode.
To say she is an overachiever is an understatement……I can’t rave enough about this woman….. just bloody listen to it, you’ll love it!
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