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Eighteen DVDs Celebrate Women in Nontraditional Careers

Nontraditional careers are those in which women make up less than 25 percent of the workforce. The pay, benefits and job satisfaction can be much higher  than in traditional female occupations. These sixteen DVSs, produced by Jocelyn  Riley, are available from the HER OWN WORDS® catalog, PO BOX 5264, Madison, WI 53705-0264;  phone 608-271-7083; fax 608-271-0209; email: jocelynriley@herownwords.com. "Powerful videos on women in nontraditional careers" (Tradeswomen Tools for Change).

For more information on the DVDs below, go to:
www.NontraditionalCareers.com

Women in Nontraditional Careers: An Introduction

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #23003; ISBN #978-1-60118-000-1.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #23002; ISBN #1-877933-69-4. Highlights forty-six women from a wide variety of backgrounds, including welders, firefighters, construction workers, machinists, a helicopter pilot, a dump-truck driver, police officers, dentists, athletic coaches, a service mechanic, a mason, and a mold-making apprentice.

Shifting Gears: Changing Careers

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #32003; ISBN #978-1-60118-001-8.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #32002; ISBN #1-877933-49-X  Nineteen women who have changed from more traditional jobs (food-service, clerical, nursing assistant, childcare) to careers that are not traditional for women (welder, machinist, engineer, electrician).

Math at Work: Women in Nontraditional Careers

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #25003; ISBN #978-1-60118-003-2.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #25002; ISBN #1-877933-85-6. Thirteen women ranging from a helicopter pilot, an architect, a police officer, and a firefighter, to machinists and welders, highlight how they use mathematics on the job. "Superior" --School Library Journal. "Recommended" --School to Work News.

Women in Agriculture

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #41003; ISBN #978-1-60118-088-9.  Resource guide 114 pages; $45.00; order #41002; ISBN #1-60118-089-6.  Work experiences of nineteen women, including dairy farmers, vegetable, fruit, and flower growers and sellers, a cheesemaker and a cheese seller, a honey producer, women who raise sheep, chickens, turkeys, and fish, and an agricultural broadcaster/journalist. They work in a variety of settings and present a diversity of views on agricultural life, from production to wholesale to retail.

Women in the Automotive Industry

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #33003; ISBN #978-1-60118-005-6. Resource guide 114 pages; $45.00; order #33002; ISBN #1-877933-76-7. Nine women who work in a wide variety of occupations within the automotive industry (used-car sales manager, automotive-technology instructor, leasing manager, auto-repair shop owner/operator, automotive-tool distributor, and several automotive technicians). "Don't let anyone tell you you can't do this," says one.

Women in Building Construction

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #12003; ISBN #978-1-60118-006-3.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #12002; ISBN #1-877933-28-7. Work experiences of nine women who work in building construction, including carpentry, architecture, sheetmetal, painting, lighting design, plumbing, electrical, and heat and frost insulation. "The average woman would amaze herself," asserts a carpenter. "We can do it!" adds an architect.

Women in Dentistry

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #18003; ISBN #978-60118-007-0.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #18002; ISBN #1-877933-63-5. Four dentists in a variety of specialties. "I couldn't be happier now!" says one of them.

Women in Electronics

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #36003; ISBN #978-1-60118-008-7.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #36002; ISBN #1-877933-41-4.  Nine women in electronics discuss their careers, including electrical engineers, electronics technicians, and an author of technical books on electronics.

Women in Engineering

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #27003; ISBN #978-1-60118-009-4.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #27002; ISBN #1-877933-93-7. Thirteen engineers whose work includes rollercoasters, wastewater-treatment plants, commercial packaged baked goods manufacturing, human resources, power utilities, telecommunications, tractors, and streambed improvement. "Invaluable for math, science, and career curriculums; an excellent purchase" --School Library Journal. "An interesting and useful reflection of women's issues and the workplace environment" --InfoTech.

Women Entrepreneurs

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order # 35003.  ISBN #978-1-60118-010-0.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #35002.  ISBN#1-877933-73-2.  Twenty-four entrepreneurs, including a newspaper publisher, an audiologist, an architect and architectural historian, a restaurant owner, a painter, a quilter, a dry-cleaner, a wholesale florist, owner of a bicycle courier business, and the owner of a highway construction company.

Women in Firefighting

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #20003; ISBN #978-1-60118-011-7.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #20002; ISBN #1-877933-72-4. Six firefighters, including paramedics, a lieutenant, and a fire chief. "I was twenty-five years old when I realized, hey, I can do this!" says one firefighter. "Sometimes I wish I would have started this earlier, but I didn't know anybody like me growing up. Everybody I knew had proper jobs for women at the time." "Highly recommended--a valuable source of real-world career information" --School to Work News.

Women in Highway Construction

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #29003; ISBN #978-1-60118-012-4.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #29002; ISBN #1-877933-97-X. Twenty-one highway-construction workers including pavement marker, civil engineer, concrete finisher, inspector, carpenter, electrician, operating engineer, laborer, materials tester, and owner of a highway construction company. "This is a fine orientation" --Today's Librarian.

Women in Machining

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #22003; ISBN #978-1-60118-013-1.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #22002; ISBN #1-877933-78-3. Seven machinists who work in a variety of jobs. One points out that she does less heavy lifting as a machinist than she did as a waitress. "Recommended" --Learning Resource Materials Update.

Women in Manufacturing

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #48003; ISBN #978-1-60118-099-5.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #48002; ISBN #978-1-601188-100-8.  Features fourteen women who work in a wide variety of factories  both large and small, including custom metal fabrication, structural  steel fabrication, and manufacturers of nanopositioning systems,  waterbeds for cows, canoe and kayak paddles, cast-iron skillets, and a  consumer packaged goods company.

Women in Policing

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #17003; ISBN #978-1-60118-014-8.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #17002; ISBN #1-877933-53-8. Six police officers with different specialties. "This is the type of job that has a future," says one. "One of the few up-to-date resources available encouraging young people to choose a law enforcement career" --Wisconsin Police Journal.

Women in Welding

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #21003; ISBN #978-1-60118-015-5.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #21002; ISBN #1-877933-75-9. "I enjoy working with my hands," says one welder. "There are very few things as satisfying in life as having a job that pays you well that you like," adds another.

Work Talk: Women in Nontraditional Careers in Their Own Words

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #28003; ISBN #978-1-60118-002-5.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #28002; ISBN #1-877933-95-3. Fast-paced; highlights dozens of diverse women in a wide variety of careers. What makes a job gratifying and challenging varies from person to person, but it's important to find the right career for you. A great discussion-starter.

Writing at Work: Women in Nontraditional Careers in Their Own Words

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #30003; ISBN #978-1-60118-004-9.  Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #30002; ISBN #1-877933-17-1. Nineteen women show how they use writing on the job. "You have to be able to present well, you have to be able to write well, or you're just someone sitting in the corner at a computer desk," says an engineer. "The ability to communicate with people is absolutely the most critical part of the job," adds a police detective.

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Women in Nontraditional Careers, An Introduction--Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  woman carpenter, woman endodontist, women machinists, woman periodontist, woman helicopter pilot, woman uniformed special investigator, woman sheetmetalworker, women welders, woman mold-maker, woman highway operating engineer, woman architect, woman uniformed police officer, woman uniformed patrol officer, women plainclothes detectives, woman plumber, woman dentist, woman neighborhood police officer, woman electrician, woman firefighter ,  African-American women nontraditional careers,  black women nontraditional careers
Shifting Gears, Changing Careers--Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  woman highway operating engineer, woman owner automotive tool company, woman electrician, woman construction engineer, woman concrete finisher, woman owner/operator automotive repair shop, woman neighborhood police officer, woman electrician, woman mold-maker, woman firefighter, woman civil engineer, woman machinist, woman welder, woman president bicycle courier company, woman fire chief, woman water utility dispatcher, woman journeylevel painter, African-American women nontraditional careers,  black women nontraditional careers, minority women nontraditional careers
Math at Work: Women in Nontraditional Careers-- Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  women welders,   woman architect, woman plumber, woman uniformed special investigator, woman mold-maker, women machinists, woman helicopter pilot, woman sheetmetalworker, woman firefighter,  African-American women nontraditional careers,  black women nontraditional careers
Women in the Automotive Industry--Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  women auto technicians,  woman technical training supervisor, woman used car manager, woman  owner automotive tool company, woman vehicle leasing manager, woman owner/operator automotive repair shop, minority women nontraditional careers
Women in Building Construction-Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  woman carpenter, woman heat & frost insulator, woman electrician, woman plumber, woman sheetmetalworker, woman architectural engineer, woman painter, woman architect, African-American women in nontraditional careers, black women nontraditional careers
Women in Dentistry--Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  woman orthodontist, woman endodontist, woman periodontist, woman dentist, African-American  woman nontraditional career, black woman nontraditional career
Women in Electronics--Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  women electrical engineers, woman technical writer, women electronics technicians, woman network research group test engineer, woman medical equipment repairer, woman electronics technician, woman author technical books,  African-American women nontraditional careers,  black women nontraditional careers, minority women nontraditional careers
Women in Engineering--Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  woman mechanical engineer, woman hydromechanical product engineer, woman research & development process scientist, woman test  development engineer,  woman architectural engineer, woman director of employee & organizational development, woman civil engineer transportation, woman team leader standards engineering, woman electrical entineer, woman civil engineer, woman process engineer, woman environmental engineer,  African-American woman nontraditional career,  black woman nontraditional career
Women Entrepreneurs- Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  woman owner advertising agency, woman owner data storage company, woman owner automotive tool company, woman owner publishing company, woman owner highway construction company, woman owner bicycle courier company, woman owner/operator automotive repair shop,  woman orthodontist, woman owner sign company, woman journeylevel painter,  African-American women nontraditional careers,  black women nontraditional careers, minority women nontraditional careers
Women in Firefighting--Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  women firefighters, woman fire lieutenant, women firefighter paramedics, woman fire chief, African-American women nontraditional careers,  black women nontraditional careers
Women in Highway Construction--Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  woman highway construction laborer,  woman highway construction carpenter, woman engineering specialist bridges, women civil engineers, woman pavement marking crew chief, woman technical services manager, woman civil engineer, woman highway construction operating engineer, woman concrete finisher, women civil engineers,  woman materials tester, woman resident engineer, woman project development supervisor, woman owner highway construction company, woman highway technician inspector, woman journeylevel electrician, African-American women nontraditional careers,  black women nontraditional careers, minority women nontraditional careers
Women in Machining--Oral history, labor history,  interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  women machinists,  woman mold-maker,  African-American women nontraditional careers,  black women nontraditional careers
Women in Manufacturing--Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  woman president custom metal fabrication company, woman mechanical engineer,  woman CEO manufacturing company, woman design engineer, woman cast-iron artist and company owner,  woman welder, woman technical college dean of technology and applied sciences,  African-American woman nontraditional careers,  black woman nontraditional careers, minority woman nontraditional career
Women in Policing--Oral history, labor history,  interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):   woman uniformed police officers, woman neighborhood police officer, women plainclothes detectives, woman uniformed special investigator, African-American women in nontraditional careers, black women nontraditional careers
Women in Welding--Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  women welders, women welding, woman forklift driver, woman sculptor,  African-American  woman nontraditional career, black woman nontraditional career
Work Talk: Women in Nontraditional Careers in Their Own Words--Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  woman water utility dispatcher, women firefighters, women welders, woman engineer, woman human resources director, woman architect, women machinists, women police officers,  women firefighters, woman paramedic, woman highway technician, woman highway construction worker, woman test & development engineer, woman machine tool instructor, woman mold-maker,  woman forklift driver, woman dentist, woman plumber, woman mechanical engineer, woman hydromechanical product engineer,  woman helicopter pilot, woman captain national guard, woman process engineer, woman plainclothes detective, woman civil engineer, woman track coach, woman rowing coach, woman orthodontist, woman electrical engineer, woman research engineer, woman process scientist,  woman water resources supervisor, woman periodontist, woman owner highway construction company, woman carpenter, woman fire chief, African-American women nontraditional careers,  black women nontraditional careers, minority women nontraditional careers
Writing at Work: Women in Nontraditional Careers in Their Own Words--Oral history, labor history, interviews, images of women in nontraditional careers (nto):  woman detective, woman firefighter, woman paramedic, woman highway technician, woman police officer, woman architectural engineer, woman detective, woman uniformed special investigator, woman dentist, woman water resources supervisor, women civil engineers, woman pavement marking crew shief, woman technical services manager, woman electrical engineer, woman test 7 development engineer,  African-American women nontraditional careers,  black women nontraditional careers, minority women nontraditional careers