Women of Excelsior

Women of Excelsior

During WWII, women flooded the manufacturing business to fill necessary labor duties for the men who left home for the battlefields. After the war, most women returned to their previous lives, either working jobs ‘more suitable’ for women or staying home to raise their families.

(image credit:http://www.mylearning.org/women-at-war-the-role-of-women-during-wwii/images/1-4670/ )

Today, those who are not as familiar with the manufacturing business may not realize that women’s presence is as strong as ever. Labor roles, generally given to men, are becoming more gender neutral; Excelsior is no exception.

In this feature, we wanted to highlight all of the wonderful women in our shop. From production to advertising, project management to sales, women of Excelsior have earned their place in a blue collar business predominantly run by men for centuries.

With more women on staff than ever before, the balance of women working alongside men at Excelsior has done nothing but bring up shop morale and enhance employee’s strengths. In fields where one sex tends to dominate, sometimes it is not enough to have different personality types of the same sex; sometimes an equal mix of men and women is necessary to ensure success.

But Excelsior does not just have women in our shop… we have extraordinary women.

Our women are creative…

…and adventurous.

They are fun spirited…

…and multi-talented.

They play superheroes in the office…

… and in the community.

They juggle various titles…

…and tiny-toes.

They take the time to create beauty…

… while never missing a moment to appreciate it.

Every day we tip our hats to all the Excelsior women, who God bless them, wear so many of their own.

For the love of wood…