Josephine B. Frawley Doud, c. 1926, business manager, Betsy Ross Candy Shops. Private collection. Collection of Ferret Research. Kathryne M. Haun, c. 1919, treasurer, E.F. Houghton & Company. Collection of Ferret Research.   

I Didn't Know That!
Stories of America's Historic American Businesswomen

Mary Goljenboom's presentation is full of stories of women who you've probably never heard of but you'd love to get to know. Women managers in hundreds of categories:

  • advertising executives--like Bernice Fitz-Gibbon, a legend in retail advertising for department stores like Macy's and Gimbels.
  • manufacturers--like Harriet Fisher Andrew, the first female member of the National Association of Manufacturers.
  • entrepreneurs--like Gladys Riddle Hampton who managed the business of the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and founded recording and music publishing companies.

Talks can be tailored to a particular businesswoman or an industry or profession. For each presentation, Mary selects fascinating stories, each pieced together from old newspapers, journals, and documents.

These talks are an inspirational and motivational experience. Mary is a passionate, creative, engaging, approachable speaker who will energize, inform, and entertain any audience:

  • conference attendees
  • meeting participants
  • business school students
  • women's history students

Contact Ferret Research or 1 847 623 4744.

Still curious? Read Mary Goljenboom's First Women of Business blog.