Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules: Women Entrepreneurs, 1st Edition

  • Kathlyn Gay
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766081443
  • ISBN-13: 9780766081444
  • DDC: 338.040925
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Before the twentieth century, women were expected to be housewives and caregivers. Business was left to the men. Still, out of necessity, thanks to family privilege, or simply because they had a good idea, there were some women who became successful entrepreneurs. Their success inspired other women, who in turn inspired others, until women became fixtures in the business world. Readers will learn about the women who followed their instincts and rose to the top of a man’s game. Also included are chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading section containing books and websites, and an index.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Before and After the Revolution.
2: Striving Amidst Wars.
3: Women in Beauty and Fashion Businesses.
4: Diverse Business Women in the Twentieth Century.
5: Success During Turmoil.
6: Contemporary Women Entrepreneurs.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.