Women have played an important role in Postal History. We've come a long way.
In 1960, 104 just female letter carriers worked for the Postal Service. By 1983, the number had grown to 8,000 — four percent of the total number of letter carriers employed by USPS. By 2007, 59,700 women were working as letter carriers and 36,600 as rural carriers, representing 40 percent of the carrier workforce.
The percentage of women in the postal workforce has grown steadily over the years. The Postal Service’s workforce today includes more than 234,000 women. Today’s Postal Service also parallels the national growth of women in management roles. Approximately 30 percent of the Postal Service’s executives are women.
|Jeannette Lee was Chicago's first female letter carrier in 1944. |
Photo courtesy, Smithsonian Institute.
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