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Ellen Ford

When Ellen Ford graduated from college in 1959, teaching was one of the few career choices open to women. She taught for sixteen years, married, and had two children. Divorcing after eighteen years of marriage, Ford resigned her teaching position and entered a four-year construction management program at a Big Ten university. Ford took on her first project six weeks after graduation-but not for the company she wanted. Her work on a Florida hotel, however, attracted the attention of a major...See more