This week, an article I had published in The Christian Science Journal back in 2006 is being featured on the front page of JSH-Online for Women’s History Month. My article is titled A Woman in a Man’s World: An Engineer’s Odyssey, and it is about my experience as a female structural engineer back in the 80’s and 90’s.
It is fun to have this highlighted and to read again this blast from the past.
I thought I’d share the article here too, although this online version unfortunately does have a few typos.
Click here to read my article.
I’m so grateful for every stride we’ve made toward equality since then.
Great article- sorry NYC lost such an honest mind but so glad you found your true self!
That’s great, Polly! ❤️
I remember so well your work in that field. Glad it’s being highlighted. 😍
I enjoyed your article. I have umbrage regarding some of Mrs. Eddy’s names for God… ” Principle, Mind, Soul…” Doesn’t sound too ” living ” to my ear.
Hi Joseph! Well, one of the synonyms is Truth. You just expressed yourself truthfully. Another is Mind. It is actually a good (aka God) thing to question, probe, reason, and not take everything at face value. Another synonym is Love – which made me respond to see if this was not a dire call for help from someone struggling. Or it could be simply to say that whatever path suits you the best, follow it and let divine Love lead you in Life.
I owe most of my life to women and want to give thanks..
Thank you for raising me, loving me, guiding, teaching, admonishing, and at times laughing at me. Thank you for treating me as an equal, providing me with careers to put a roof over my head, when you yourself were underneath the glass ceiling. Thank you for the deep quality relationships in friendship, love, and marriage – even to those that ultimately set me free when I couldn’t understand why.
What more can a man ask for?
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