March 16, 2023

Startup Culture and RaaS with Lisa Hu

While attending Live Stream event at Rapid Robotics recently, Nikki did an impromptu interview with their CFO Lisa Hu. Lisa talks about how she came into the robotics world, the importance of culture in startups, and the fina...

March 09, 2023

The Different Paths of Automation with Ale Walker (LinkedIn Live)

This week, Nikki and guest host Courtney Fernandez speak with Ale Walker, Director of Business Development at Gray Solutions. Ale has lived an eventful life going from pro-golfer to doing business development in the industria...

March 02, 2023

Diversity in STEM with Kara Branch

This week, Nikki and Ali speak with Kara Branch, chemical engineer, and CEO and founder of Black Girls Do Engineer. Kara has had an amazing career spanning work in Oil & Gas, Space Exploration and is now in Tech working with ...

Kids STEM Education

February 23, 2023

Side Hustles with Don Kiolbassa (LinkedIn Live)

This week, Nikki was joined by guest host and fellow Automation Lady Courtney Fernandez, while interviewing Don Kiolbassa. Don is the author of "The Tao of the Side Hustle" which brings buddhism, martial arts, and business al...

February 16, 2023

Becoming an SI with Brennen Dugger (LinkedIn Live)

In this episode, we catch up with Blue Collar Automation founder Brennen Dugger. We discuss his beginnings, his experience working at a pharma end user, OEM, a plant, and eventually how he came to create his own company. Thi...

February 09, 2023

ARM Institute and Robotics Careers with Suzy Steele

This week, while Ali was busy in the field, Nikki interviewed Suzy Steele, Chief Strategy Officer at the ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute. Nikki & Suzy chat about the role robotics play in reviving our manu...

Robotics Careers Workforce Development ROS Cobots

February 02, 2023

Technical Marketing with Kristen Quasey

In this episode, we speak with recent graduate and member of the Technical Marketing Leadership Development Program at Siemens, Kristin Quasey. We talk about the Siemens rotation program, finding and building a network, as we...

January 26, 2023

Lighting that Fire with Maranda Mrdjenovich

In this episode, we speak with sales engineer Maranda Mrdjenovich about her journey from her beginnings in hospitality to her current role at Banner Engineering, their ongoing projects and use of IO-Link, and discussing ways ...

January 19, 2023

Processes, Projects, and Problems, Oh my! with Courtney Fernandez (LIVE)

Welcome to Season 2 of Automation Ladies! To begin this season, we speak with Courtney Fernandez, Application Engineer at Universal Robotics , and fellow Automation Lady about the challenges of line runs, becoming a "jack-of-...

December 13, 2022

Spilling the Tea with Jordan Yates

In this episode, we speak with recent engineering graduate Jordan Yates about her adventures in content creation via YouTube, her experience with the interview process coming out of school, the effects of the pandemic on the ...


November 26, 2022

Welding, Digital Transformation, and Community with Audrey Van de Castle

In this episode, we talk with Audrey Van de Castle about going from an arts degree to welding and finding her place in the manufacturing field working at Stanley Black & Decker. We discuss digital transformation, pitching new...


November 19, 2022

Doing What You Love with Roohi Ali Raza (LIVE)

In this first live LinkedIn episode, we spoke with Roohi from Qanare Engineering about her experiences in the Pakistan Air Force, motherhood, and her journey. Check out the full video on our LinkedIn page . The sponsor of th...

October 30, 2022

Finding Automation with Joni Munson

In this episode, we talk to Joni about those who have inspired her, working in the industry, and those she (and our Automation Ladies) hope to inspire to join the automation world. Audio for this episode was recorded with Zo...

October 20, 2022

Robots and Revolution with Allison and Katie

In this episode, we talk to Allison and Katie at Loupe about the twisted path that led them to Loupe, dancing with Spot the robot, working with Katy Perry, and their experiences in programming and robotics. P.S. We lost our ...

Robots Interviews

October 13, 2022

Stereotypes and Make-Up with Kristy Corbiere (PART TWO)

In this episode, we continue talking with Kristy about stereotypes, working with other women, and hair and make-up. Audio recorded with Riverside.fm Thank you to all our supporters, especially our general sponsors Clarify ...

Interviews Mining

October 10, 2022

Interviews and the Real World with Kristy Corbiere (PART ONE)

In this episode, we speak with Kristy about her experiences in the field and some skills about handling interviews. Part Two of this session will be released later this week. Audio recorded with Riverside.fm Thank you to all...

Safety Interviews

October 08, 2022

Ali Rants About Safety ft. Kristy Corbiere

A quick sneak peak of the upcoming episode with Kirsty Corbiere. In this Ali rant, we talk safety in the field and the not-so-known "bacon hook". Audio recorded with Riverside.fm Thank you to all our supporters, especially ou...

Safety Ali Rants

September 29, 2022

Donuts and Getting Down to Business with Eilaina Velan

In this episode, we speak with Eilaina about communication, engineering, and most importantly DONUTS. Cause who doesn't love donuts? Audio recorded with Riverside.fm Thank you to all our supporters, especially our general sp...

September 25, 2022

Short Chat with Aaron Prather

In this episode, we speak with Aaron Prather about operations, automation, and diversity in the workplace. Audio recorded with Riverside.fm Thank you to all our supporters, especially our general sponsors Clarify and Factory...

September 24, 2022

Lil'Miss Fix It with Jordan and Elana Day

In this episode, we speak with Elana Day the star of her own YouTube channel Lil'MissFixIt and her dad Jordan about discovering an interest in automation and mechanics at a young age, and how her father has nurtured this int...

Interviews The Next Generation

September 20, 2022

Mechatronics with Alma Fernandez

To begin our first season into automation, we speak with Alma Fernandez. Fernandez is a Mechatronics Engineer with experience in Fluid Power, Material Handling, and Automation. She speaks of her journey into the realm of all ...

September 19, 2022

Automation Ladies Teaser

A preview of the hot mess that is Nikki & Ali G of Automation Ladies. Recorded in Nikki's pentagon-shaped closet which turns out to be a terrible place to record a podcast. If you listen to this, bless you, and if you come ba...