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The Blonde Blueprint

The Blonde Blueprint

By Hannah Stevens & Taylor Perko
What's it like to be the only female in the meeting room, in the classroom, or on the project? How to achieve and succeed in the male-dominated field of engineering from the perspectives of two women who are figuring things out as they go! Listen in as they share stories and advice from their experiences navigating the industry with their fellow female engineers.
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Living in a Material World
Living in a material world and interviewing with some material girls! In this episode, Taylor and Hannah are still learning that osmosis isn’t a proper study technique (geez, I thought we graduated?!) and sometimes a change of scenery is just the motivation you need. Katie Moody and Maggie Winding also join The Blondes on another episode in the Engineering Exploration Series - and, yep, you guessed it, this one is all about material science and engineering!
July 22, 2020
Career Crossroads and Space Crossovers
Things get REAL on this #TBB episode. What do you do when things don’t go as planned and you find yourself facing a situation you weren’t prepared for? Today The Blondes discuss career crossroads and interview Jane Jackson, Author of Amazon #1 Bestseller, “Navigating Career Crossroads"! Find "Navigating Career Crossroads" at: Find Jane at: and "YOUR CAREERS" podcast! Find #TBB at: (Don't forget to leave us a review!!!)
May 28, 2020
LinkedIn? More like LinkedOUT
Need a job? Same, dude. In this episode The Blondes cover all the ins and outs of how to search for a job, everything from networking to job fairs to getting a new job in a pandemic. They also interview UW’s own (yes, we know ya'll love all our UW references) engineering career counselor, Gail Cornelius! Have some questions for Gail? Find her at Have some questions or suggestions for us? Find us, well, pretty much everywhere @blondeblueprint! But email is chill too:
May 19, 2020
The Indie Scene in Industrial Engineering
In this 6th installment of TBB’s Engineering Exploration Series Taylor and Hannah discuss Industrial and Systems Engineering. The Blondes also discuss their birthdays in quarantine, Hannah’s love/hate relationship with wheeled transportation, and get heated on why you should never diss NASA in front of Taylor or NX in front of Hannah.
May 12, 2020
Let's Be Civil
The 5th installment of TBB's Engineering Exploration Series is all about civil engineering and features interviews with two civil engineers: Elizabeth Hert and Steven Tuttle. Of course, no TBB episode is complete without NASA facts and meme culture updates. Listen in as Taylor and Hannah share their perspectives of one of the most important and under-recognized fields of engineering!
April 10, 2020
This One's for the Ladies
This one goes out to all the ladies who are fed up with women’s business attire, “the boys”, and all the other unfair expectations women battle in life and especially in the engineering industry. In this episode, Taylor and Hannah definitely don’t mention the pandemic (just kidding) and finally reveal what inspired the name “The Blonde Blueprint”.
March 30, 2020
Electrical Engineering & Moth Memes
On the next stop in the Engineering Exploration Series, Taylor and Hannah discuss the unglamorous side of being an astronaut, moth memes, organizing electrical trash, and speak with electrical engineer, Keiana Hadjireza! Follow us!! Twitter and Instagram: @blondeblueprint Our website: Email:
March 25, 2020
Computer Science & Other Conspiracy Theories
Computers are going to rule the world and the government is out to get us?? The Blonde Blueprint hits their third stop on The Engineering Exploration Series with Computer Science and Engineering. In this episode, Taylor and Hannah chat with Bella Smith and Sabrina Tong and learn the truth behind Silicon Valley and BIG TECH. Follow us!! Twitter and Instagram: @blondeblueprint Our website: Email:
March 9, 2020
Let’s be real, engineering is a GRIND. In this episode, Taylor and Hannah share their thoughts on the Black Eyed Peas vs The Boomers and the importance of taking a break while balancing ambition with work, responsibilities, and health. Follow The Blonde Blueprint on Instagram: @blondeblueprint Tweet us: @blondeblueprint Check out our site: Email us:
February 26, 2020
Let's Get Mechanical
The newest edition of TBB’s Engineering Exploration series switches gears (ha, get it?) to Mechanical Engineering! In this episode, Hannah and Taylor learn why WiFi is sexy, explore their ties to Scientology, and really get into the shit with some interviewees! Follow The Blonde Blueprint on Instagram: @blondeblueprint Tweet us: @blondeblueprint Check out our site: Email us:
February 19, 2020
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... Aerodynamic?
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a stationary bridge in a strong wind? In this episode, Taylor and Hannah discuss what is engineering - specifically aerospace engineering, how to “birth?” a spacecraft, how to make a billionaire your sugar daddy (or just employer... for now), and even have a surprise guest! Follow The Blonde Blueprint on Instagram: @blondeblueprint Tweet us: @blondeblueprint Check out our site: Email us:
February 12, 2020
Diversity Day
In their first full length episode, Taylor and Hannah discuss the importance of diversity in engineering, the statistics behind getting a masters in mining, and what to do when your teacher tries to kill you. Follow The Blonde Blueprint on Instagram: @blondeblueprint Tweet us: @blondeblueprint Check out our site: Email us:
February 5, 2020
TBB Teaser!
It may be a man’s world, but it’s a woman’s universe. But who are these women? Who are the blondes? Taylor and Hannah dip their toes into what not to wear to an interview, importance of community and support, and share their backgrounds in The Blonde Blueprint teaser episode. Follow The Blonde Blueprint on Instagram: @blondeblueprint Tweet us: @blondeblueprint Check out our site: Email us:
January 29, 2020