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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