The Masterclass In (Women’s) Leadership From Queen Elizabeth II

In 1952, when Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, became Queen Elizabeth II, women’s roles were overwhelmingly domestic, and they were discouraged from working outside the home. This is especially true of married women with children. Most of the women who worked during World War II, keeping the economy going while the men went off to war, surrendered those jobs (voluntarily or not) to the returning men who were the traditional family breadwinners.

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