September 28, 2010
Dorothy Shaver of Howard County, shown here as a young girl, became one of the most respected businesswomen of the twentieth century. In 1921, she went to work for the prestigious New York firm of Lord & Taylor. With hard work and dedication, she quickly advanced up the corporate ladder. In 1945, when she was elected president of the company, she became the first woman in the United States to head a multi-million-dollar firm. In both 1946 and 1947, the Associated Press named her the nation’s outstanding businesswoman.