Who says men don’t listen?
Clarissa Bissel complained to her husband about her mechanical sweeper, so he invented a better vacuum. Tweet
The first Bissell manufacturing plant opened in Grand Rapids, in 1883. After Melville Bissell’s death, Clarissa Bissell became America’s first female CEO.
Who says men don’t listen or that the genders don’t communicate?
Dorothy Gerber grew tired of chopping, mashing, and straining solid food for her kids. Her husband, Daniel Gerber, grew tired of hearing Dorothy complain. So he turned his father’s struggling canning company into another type of production facility.
This happened in 1928 and it was the first factory to produce pre-packaged food. The Gerber Corporation is now, of course, a giant corporation.
These brilliant women made it easier for females to later become CEOs, high-ranking government officials, and yes, inventors.
Men listen plenty. And it’s a good thing, too!
Speaking at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, Michigan–Michael