Today, we would like to show extra appreciation for the hardworking women within our organization. These ladies make working in a male dominant industry look easy. Filling a variety of roles, their contributions to our team are incalculable. It is with their hard work and dedication that we’ve been able to elevate our small business and achieve great success over the years.
We also want to take this opportunity to recognize some historical figures who shattered glass ceilings and paved the way for women in engineering!
Martha Coston (1859)
Invented the Coston flare, a design used by the Navy for signaling at sea.
Emily Roebling (1883)
Best known for her contribution as Project Manager to the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. She assumed the position when her husband, who was the Chief Engineer of the project, became ill and bed-ridden.
Bertha Lamme Feicht (1893)
The first woman to graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University.
Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1920)
Often referred to as the ‘Mother of Modern Management’, she was the first female member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Hedy Lamarr (1940)
Lamarr developed a radio guidance system using frequency-hopping technology. It’s this frequency-hopping theory that essentially serves as the basis for today’s communication technology.
Stephanie Kwolek (1965)
She created a family of synthetic fibers with exceptional strength and stiffness. Today, the best-known member is Kevlar, a material used in over 200 applications including protective vests, boats, airplanes, ropes, cables, etc.
Today is a great day for everyone in the industry of engineering to reflect on the great achievements of our female predecessors and thank those around you for their hard work.