Hall of Honor Inductee: Mary Anderson

Hall of Honor Inductee

Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson (1872 —– 1964)

"As the world evolves, so too does the growing role of women who are proving their infinite capabilities in today's complex workplace, and exhibiting a new usefulness now and for the future."

From domestic worker to factory employee to trade union leader, Swedish-born Mary Anderson was a tireless champion of women in the workplace. Director of the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau for a quarter century, she was the most influential of all women in federal service. Her leadership in fact-finding and standards-setting established her as the nation's foremost authority in the struggle for women's rights and the improvement of their lives and working conditions.


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