• Catherine Gaultier first worked for Sears for $7 a week, but as a Rosie in Cleveland for Fisher Body she made just over $2 an hour.

  • During World War II, Eileen Tench worked at the Goodyear Plant building PBM Navy airplanes.

  • Maybel Myrick worked as a secretary in the War Department of the Pentagon until the war ended.

  • During World War II, Nell Young worked in the Wayne Wright Shipyard in Panama City, Florida.

  • Winona Gillespe worked in a shirt factory before she moved to Michigan and found a job helping build bomber planes.

  • Thelma Edgar took the job of the male coach at the local high school when war broke out.

  • Marion Yagoda went to work at age 16 because her father didn't think women needed a high school diploma.

  • Raised in a two-room house with a dirt floor, Angeline picked cotton before receiving her teaching certificate.

  • During the war, Eva Chenevert worked as a riveter for Desoto Chrysler.

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