University of Wisconsin–Madison

Catherine Cleary Led the Way for Women in Business

Catherine Cleary

“In 1955, Catherine Cleary ’43 became the first woman named to the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance board. Later she became the first woman to serve on the boards of national firms like General Motors and AT&T. She also served as a board member for the Kohler Co., Kraft and other companies.” From Catherine Cleary’s obituary, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

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