Close your eyes and picture a young girl in the last quarter of the 19th century. And this particular girl worked for her dad in his machine tool company. Yes, you read that right. A machine tool company. And not only did she work there, but she also developed a strong interest in mechanical engineering and mechanical arts. Her name was Kate Gleason. And you might say she was a bit of a gearhead.
Because, check out a couple of Kate’s accomplishments.
After that time, working for her father, she attended Cornell University and Sibley College of Engraving and Mechanics Institute. Because she wanted to learn more and do more. And, wow! She certainly did that. Matter of fact, she and her dad designed a machine that could produce beveled gears faster and better and for less money.
Big deal. Right? Who cares about beveled gears?
Well, one fairly well-known influencer certainly appreciated this gearhead and her gears.
Have you heard of Henry Ford? Yeah, THE Henry Ford. And he was so impressed with Kate’s machine that he said it was “the most remarkable machine work ever done by a woman.”
But Kate (aka Catherine Gleason) was only getting warmed up.
She also headed up the sales and finance divisions of her dad’s company. And during that time, she helped it expand into international markets. But she was still just getting warmed up.
When the president of First National Bank of Rochester stepped down from his position to join the military during World War I, Kate became the first female president of the bank. At least for a while.
After that (and after the war) she conquered concrete and the construction industry.
Actually she invented a new method of pouring concrete. And then, she even sold low-cost concrete box (or blocks) houses in East Rochester. So, she was a pioneer for the construction style of other future suburban developments.
Then, Catherine became the first female member at the American Concrete Institute. Oh yeah, AND the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Unfortunately, Ms Gleason only lived to be 67. But she stacked up an impressive list of accomplishments in that time. And I’m sure her mechanical skills played a big part in her ability to stay organized and on schedule.
Because amazing accomplishments don’t happen by accident.
And this gearhead’s life is another example of why I always talk about the importance of setting up your system. Also, because a system helps you to know what to expect.
Next month’s RondaReady UNversity class will be about managing expectations. And that can tie in very nicely with your System.
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