Setting the Precedent: Four Women Who Excelled in Business

Setting the Precedent

Online Exhibition
You will meet four American women in this online exhibition who succeeded in business in the twentieth century. Each woman—Freda Diamond, Estelle Ellis, Dorothy Shaver, and Brownie Wise—was exceptional in many respects. An influential industrial designer, a prolific magazine publisher, a prominent department store retailer, and a top-ranking business executive, each achieved a degree of visibility in her field enjoyed by few other women. Read about their lives and accomplishments, and learn about their careers through interactive games. Visit Web site

The papers of each woman are preserved in the Archives Center.