Previously published in Examiner
Part one of the women the stock exchange and high finance series
We spoke about how women of the civil rights movement, namely Rosa Parks, are icons for women all over the world in any era and any decade. The whole point of this women’s issues series is to twofold. The first point is show the hardships that women have come through and or still going through. The second point is to celebrate women and the contributions we have made to improve our lives while contributing in a meaningful way to history and to society at large.
The world of the 1960’s and 1970’s was one of drastic change, and one that opened up many new avenues for women, which were not present before. As we already discussed one of the areas important at the time, was the ability for women to branch out into the working world; and with that came all the problems of trying to make a way in a male dominated enterprise. Montreal women did not have an easier time than our American sisters, in fact American women seemed to always do it first and Montreal women or Canadian women at large followed suit.
We previously covered how women had already proved themselves during the Second World War. The Rosie the Riveters, could do a man’s job and do it well. However, the world soon forgot and life resumed to being a dichotomy. Women worked inside the home and men worked outside of it.
To be continued
If you are a working woman in Montreal and want to connect with a working network of women you can contact:
Contacting Businesswomen and networking for success
The Women’s Entrepreneurial Networking System