At the Wheel of a Family Legacy: Elizabeth Gillespie

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Growing up, Elizabeth Tobin Gillespie, president of the largest Ford dealership in Texas owned by a woman, didn’t envision a Ford as her future. “I assumed I’d grow up, get married, join the Junior League and have babies. Women back then didn’t really work outside the home. That’s what they did: they went to school, […]

Serving Their Country: Military women assume a variety of roles

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Women may still be a small minority in the military, but their numbers and responsibilities are growing. They are routinely deployed overseas, including hot spots such as Iraq and Afghanistan. With the nation’s attention riveted on the precarious situation in Iraq, we asked five military women to share their stories with us. Each had her […]

Not Just For Men: Women get revved by challenge of car sales

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Although men currently make up over 90 percent of the car sales consultants nationwide, increasing numbers of women are entering this lucrative career field. It’s a natural fit: women buy about two-thirds of the vehicles in the United States and influence 80 percent of all sales. This gives women in automotive sales a real advantage. […]

Nothing Askew: Talented students make art for the neighborhood

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Every day after school, a group of Jefferson High students make their way to the Askew Design Studio to resume working on their art projects. They come because they love it, they say, not because they have to. On this particular afternoon in late May, about 10 of them are busy with their artwork, designing […]