383: Lillian Gilbreth
Psychologist and Industrial Engineer
Born: 24 May 1878, Oakland, California, United States of America
Died: 2 January 1972, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
Lillian was also a mother of twelve.
She is credited with helping design kitchen appliances (like the butter and egg shelves inside refrigerator doors and the foot pedal trash can) but is most well-known for inspiring the mother character in Cheaper By the Dozen.
In her psychology career, Lillian is remembered for pioneering the field of organizational psychology.
Lillian held a masters and a doctoral degree in psychology. When she graduated from UC Berkeley with her bachelors in 1900, she became the first woman to give a commencement speech at the school.
She became the first female professor at the engineering school at Purdue University.
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