Women Were There Too: The Early History of Career Development

Mar 24, 10:02 PM
Brian Hutchison, APCDJ Editor and Global Career Guy spends Episode 6 with Dr. Sarah Patterson-Mills speaking about the many women who contributed to the field of career development in the late 1800’s and first half of the 1900’s. We discuss the stories of these important women and why telling them today is so important for understanding our “true” history and creating a more fair and equitable world-of-work. Topics covered include:
  • Jane Addams of the International Red Cross and her contributions to career development in the 1800’s.
  • Settlement House Movement, Vocational Bureaus, and how Frank Parson’s was surrounded by women in the movement.
  • Anna Yeoman Reid and her travels across the US to collect data to research work conditions and work in the Seattle Vocational Bureau. 
  • Biases about gender in ourselves as we do this work today and why this historical work is important today.
  • How women connected at Teacher’s Colleges and Settlement Houses to create a career development network in the United States. 
  • The world’s first work/life balance groups in Chicago’s Settlement House around 1900 and what they teach us about working women today.