WOMEN: President Dillon

In Brooklyn last week a woman was elected President of a $5,000,000 corporation. Two other women were made her prime assistants. This seemed surprising. In a sense it was surprising, for even current civilization conceives women in business as mere factotums. Yet this woman—she is Mary E. Dillon, in her middle thirties—spent 23 years of apprenticeship with the Brooklyn Borough Gas Co., which she now heads. A girl just out of school, she went to work as office girl, errand girl, handy girl. Alert, energetic, intelligent she kept herself on the go....

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