Photos of the Day: Women on Men’s Work

Photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice created a project about women, who work in manufacturing industries.

Deanne Fitzmaurice, 2005 Pulitzer Prize Feature Photography winner, created the series #WomenCanBuild featuring women who work in the American transit manufacturing industry. “’Women Can Build’ says it all: the powerful, beautiful women working in these factories can do anything they set their minds to.” Fitzmaurice hopes her work will help increase the number of jobs occupied by women in the manufacturing industry.

“We hope to inspire more young girls to work in heavy manufacturing, and to encourage the major employers in transit equipment manufacturing to provide more good jobs and equal opportunity to women in these factories,” said Madeline Janis, Director of the Jobs to Move America Coalition.


{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Rosie_01.jpg”, “text”: “Lilla Wallace is a cleaning specialist at a railcar refurbishment facility in Los Angeles, CA.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Rosie_02.jpg”, “text”: “Ami Rasmussen is an interior assembly foreman at the Kinkisharyo railcar factory in Palmdale, CA.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Rosie_03.jpg”, “text”: “Donna Comp-Penwarden is a quality interior inspector at the Nippon Sharyo railcar factory in Rochelle, Illinois.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Rosie_04.jpg”, “text”: “Connie McCoy is the only woman who works in the traction motor department in the Siemens factory in Norwood, Ohio.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Rosie_05.jpg”, “text”: “Judith Mejia Melendez is a painter at the New Flyer Industries bus factory in St. Cloud, Minnesota.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Rosie_06.jpg”, “text”: “Brenda Martinez Shroeder is an audit line worker at the New Flyer Industries bus factory in St. Cloud, MN.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Rosie_07.jpg”, “text”: “Dr. Beverly Scott was General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority from 2012-2015.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Rosie_08.jpg”, “text”: “Chancy Davis is the only woman welder at the New Flyer Industries bus factory in St. Cloud, Minnesota.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Rosie_09.jpg”, “text”: “Jay Fatima Tapia is an equipment operator at a railcar maintenance facility in Los Angeles.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Rosie_10.jpg”, “text”: “Hilda Solis was United States Secretary of Labor from 2009-2013 and the first female Latina member of the Cabinet. She is now a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.”}

(Photo on the cover: J. Howard Miller/Westinghouse/U.S. National Archives.)

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