In 2020, PBS shared the story of Lillian Gilbreth. Although her personal beliefs were extremely controversial, she is still a pioneer in her field.
Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972), one of the first female engineers, worked with her husband Frank to invent ‘time and motion study,’ analyzing ways to make industrial processes, office tasks, and housework more efficient, reduce human error, and enhance the safety and satisfaction of workers. After Frank died, Gilbreth reinvented her career as a solo consultant, and became the first female engineering professor at Purdue University. Among other inventions, she transformed the design of kitchens and numerous kitchen appliances. In 1965, Gilbreth was the first woman elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
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