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Long time member Paula Rees wrote an article featured in Fortune Magazine titled "How this woman you’ve never heard of shaped our world", about a legendary female design educator and innovator Sarah Turnbull.
From Fortune Magazine:
"Why do we need National Women’s History Month? Because you’ve never heard of her. Which “her” am I talking about? In this case, a woman who changed how we live and designed products that saved lives.
Sara Little Turnbull was a multi-faceted design consultant who created everything from furnishings and foodstuffs to car interiors and spacesuits. A generous collaborator for seven decades, she was unafraid of working in R&D, marketing, material science, engineering, or on the manufacturing floor. Her achievements were many and her products are ubiquitous–but you’ve never heard of her."
Image: Sara Little paints at her desk, circa 1930s. Little guided product design efforts by industry giants such as 3M and Corning Glass over the course of her long career.
COURTSEY OF CENTER FOR DESIGN INSTITUTE via Fortune Magazine