Elizabeth Bailey: Pathbreaker for Women in Economics

From a Washington Post obit by Emily Langer headlined “Elizabeth Bailey, pathbreaker for women in economics, dies at 83”:

Elizabeth E. Bailey once reported for a meeting at Bell Laboratories, where she was chief of economic research in the 1970s, when a male executive directed her to take notes in the back of the room. He had assumed she was a stenographer.

As a member of corporate boards, she was often the only woman at the table. And in academia, where she spent nearly three decades of her career, she lamented what for many years was the scarcity of female professors in economics departments.