YUMA, Ariz. - Shanen Aranmor, founder of "Weld Like a Girl" took her love of teaching and passion for welding and turned it into a business promoting women empowerment.
"Weld Like a Girl" opened its doors in April 2017.
Former college professor for wellness and psychology at Arizona Western College (AWC), Aranmor saw a need in her students.
"I was constantly looking for ways that students could connect with their stress but not in a formal book-like way," she said.
She started blacksmithing as a hobby, then realized hitting hot steel with a hammer was therapeutic.
Aranmor began taking welding classes at AWC when she realized her true passion was for welding. While taking classes she thought up the idea of one day opening her own business offering welding workshops to empower young women.
Until that dream would eventually come to fruition, the real "go-getter" set her sights on working for one of the top welding manufacturing companies in the country, Miller Electric.