La storia di 5 donne e delle loro incredibili invenzioni
Their amazing stories …and the men who stole all the credit.
Lillian Gilbreth is known for many things, but perhaps most of all as one of the first women to “have it all” – a career as well as twelve children. It’s Lillian Gilbreth you have to thank for inventions such as the foot-pedal trash can and refrigerator door shelves. Also known as the mother from Più economico a dozzine, we’re guessing her 12 kids had something to do with her desire to make everything efficient.
She and her husband wrote several books together (we’re guessing she did most of the writing), however, Lillian was never named co-author because the publishers were concerned about the credibility of the books should it be known that a woman was one of the authors – despite the fact that Lillian had a doctorate and Frank had not attended university.
When her husband died suddenly of a heart attack at age 56, she became a single mother. Her attempt to forge on with the couple’s consulting business was put in jeopardy, as some companies refused to do business with a woman. Not one to be discouraged, she forged on and became quite successful.
Lillian non è solo un'inventore, ma anche una psicologa, consulente aziendale, conosciuta come la "Madre del Management Moderno", ed è diventata la prima professoressa donna alla scuola di ingegneria di Purdue. Durante la sua vita, questa donna brillante ha ricevuto numerosi premi e riconoscimenti, tra cui venti lauree honoris causa. È stata la prima donna membro della Society of Industrial Engineers, una Fellow dell'American Psychological Association, la prima donna a ricevere la medaglia Hoover per il servizio pubblico distinto da un ingegnere ed è stata la prima psicologa donna ad avere un francobollo degli Stati Uniti emesso in suo onore.