Woman Makes History on Historic Fireboat
May 15, 2010
For the first time in 80 years, a fireboat’s chief engineer is a woman. Meet Jessica DuLong, the former dot-comer in charge of keeping the boat humming.
Interview by Amy Robach, discussing:
- The meaning of hands-on work and its importance in today’s economy,
- The curious attention women get while working in non-traditional jobs,
- How one way to bridge the wage gap between men and women is to encourage women to enter non-traditional careers,
- How many skilled, high-paying, hands-on jobs continue to go unfilled, despite unemployment rates
- What the attacks of September 11th taught me about the value of building things to last, and
- The fine craftsmanship that went into constructing fireboat John J. Harvey.