Author Archives: Jennifer Simpson

About Jennifer Simpson

Writer, marketing consultant, community builder and teacher. Director of DimeStories International, where authors share their 3-minute stories at open mic events and online. Publisher and editor of the I WRITE BECAUSE project. Find out more at http://JenniferSimpsonWriter.com

The Rosie the Riveter Strategy Today

The media keeps telling us that skilled workers are hard to find so it must be true. In this article, “Can’t find skilled workers? Try this American strategy from World War II” operations strategist Rebecca Morgan suggest that corporations implement … Continue reading

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Submerging myself in Rosie the Riveter History

For the last week or so I’ve been reading oral history transcripts from Rosie the Riveters, listening to oral histories of Rosie the Riveters, and watching Bomb Girls on Netflix.  And I’ve been reading about those women too: The Girls … Continue reading

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What to tell your husband

I am often dismayed by how little progress we have made towards equality for women, then I run across something like this  “What to tell your husband if he objects to your getting a war-time job” poster from WWII and … Continue reading

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Stats on Women Working at Richmond Shipyards during WW2

1943:  41% of welders at the Richmond Yards were women. 2015:   2% of welders in the U.S. are women. Note, “burners” cut metal (with a torch) rather than weld metal. At peak production in 1943 there were 90,000 employees … Continue reading

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How Rosie Dressed for Success (and Safety)

  I really wonder how many  women needed to be told not to wear high heels for work at the shipyard. Many of the women who took on shipyard jobs came from the farmlands of  the Midwest, or from the … Continue reading

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Today in Rosie the Riveter History: May 29

The Saturday Evening Post published the cover featuring a female riveter in 1943.  The name on her lunchbox says “Rosie.” From “Rosie the Riveter” by Marcy Kennedy Knight at  the Saturday Evening Post: Mary was a 19-year-old phone operator in … Continue reading

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Rosie’s Enduring Legacy?

When you begin writing about something like Rosie the Riveter friends start sending you everything they find that has to do with Rosie….  Today’s link from a friend was from the Ford Motor Company–a paid slide show post on the … Continue reading

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