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May 18, 2018

Railway companies made up yet another industry that excluded women from their ranks, but when Olive Wetzel Dennis became a civil engineer she wouldn't take no for an answer. The first female engineer for a major rail company, her decades long career resulted in numerous improvements that impacted the entire travel industry. Learn more in this week's She the People!

Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett

Producer & Music Composition: Tim Corpus

Sources:

https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/olive-dennis-7092.php

http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2015/02/cornell-rewind-phenomenal-first-women-engineering

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/olive-dennis-train-comfort-engineer

http://www.researchjournal.yourislandroutes.com/2010/03/the-lady-engineer-olive-d-wetzel-dennis/

https://transportationhistory.org/2017/03/10/women-in-transportation-history-olive-dennis-us-railroad-civil-engineer/