An American Woman and Her Bank

By: Mott, Bessie Q.

Price: $75.00

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Book Condition: Very Good-


(no dust jacket) [modest wear to extremities, dust-soiling to top edge of text block, age-toning to other edges]. (B&W photographs) "This book avowedly explains her bank to the American Woman. More subtly, but not less effectively, it should explain the American Woman to her banker, if he will read between the lines." The author, who the title page informs us was the Chairman [sic] of a mouth-filling organization called the National Commitee for the Education of Woman in Financial Matters and the Protection of Her Money, "gives her readers the results of personal experience in home management, in running a business of her own, in personnel administration for a corporation of international scope with thousands of woman employees, in cooperation with Parent-Teacher Assocations and Woman's Clubs, in economic service to the customers of metropolitan department stores, and in organization of Woman's Departments for banks in large cities and small towns." She in fact had resigned a position with the General Federation of Women's Clubs in order to head up the above-referenced Committee (an action which according to The New York Times "caused a great stir"), and she went on to additional actitivies in support of women in the business world, including the formation in 1940 of the Executive Woman's Assocation, dedicated to helping women over age 35 with executive experience find jobs -- essentially, to combat the combination of ageism and sexism that was working against them.

Title: An American Woman and Her Bank

Author: Mott, Bessie Q.

Categories: Women's Issues / Feminism,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: 25064

Keywords: Women's Rights Personal Finance Banking Twenties