Even though we don’t currently consider working women to have truly broken through the proverbial Glass Ceiling, women have been trail-blazing for some time. Gutsy women break glass.
Remember Rosie the Riveter? Women flooded male-only jobs during WWII as men enlisted in the war effort. Over 6 million women built planes, bombs, tanks and other weapons. Women operated heavy machinery and worked in lumber and steel mills. Child care centers were built close to the factories. This created an entirely new image of women in American society.