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Line Life Podcast: Women in Line Work

Sept. 17, 2021
Our fifth podcast, which is sponsored by Milwaukee Tool, highlights women in the line trade and features an interview with Emma Landherr, who is restoring power in New Orleans following Hurricane Ida.

Our September 2021 Line Life podcast, sponsored by Milwaukee Tool and narrated by Danielle Blanchette, showcases the stories of six women in the line trade, who were featured in the 2021 Lineman Supplement story written by Amy Fischbach. They are all at different points in their careers and got into trade for different reasons, but they all share a love for line work and can’t imagine doing anything else.

The podcast highlights:

  • Corry Ruch of Hydro One
  • Lorrie Reece of Southern California Edison
  • Renee Nickles of Portland General Electric
  • Rae-Lynn Hawco of Voltage Power
  • Paige Spietz of Evergy
  • Lana Norton of Women of Powerline Technicians

In addition, the podcast features an interview with Field Editor Amy Fischbach and Emma Landherr, who is the November 2021 featured lineworker in T&D World. She shares her experiences working as a woman in the line trade and restoring power in New Orleans following Hurricane Ida. 

To read the full Women in Line Work story, pick up your copy of the 2021 Lineman Supplement at the International Lineman's Expo or check out the digital version of the September issue.

To listen to the fifth Line Life podcast, click on the icon below. You can also access past episodes by visiting the podcast landing page. 

Line Life Podcast: Now on Podbean
T&D World's Line Life Podcast is now on Podbean, and starting in January 2024, it is moving from monthly to weekly distribution. Follow us on Podbean to be notified when new episodes are available. If you have a suggestion for a podcast guest, email us at [email protected]. Check out our latest episodes below. 

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

Amy Fischbach is the contributing editor for the Electric Utility Operations section of Transmission and Distribution World. She worked for Prism Business Media (now Penton) for eight years, most recently as the managing editor of Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro magazine. She is now working as a freelance writer and editor for B2B magazines. Amy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.She serves as the national vice president of the American Society of Business Publication Editors. She can be reached at [email protected].

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