Before the WWII few women followed careers. Most jobs for women were ‘traditional’ roles such as nursing, secretarial or caring jobs.
Only when millions of men joined the armed forces, women took on an active role in World War II and took on many paid jobs that previously had been held by men – such as bank teller, shoe salesperson or aircraft mechanic. Woman started working in factories – this was called the “Rosie the Riveter” phenomenon. [Read more...]
On July 1943 Transportation Magazine even published “11 Tips on Getting More Efficiency Out of Women Employees”, which were written for male supervisors of women during World War II.
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