Quotation by Hortense Odlum

As unmarried business women we must constantly use our opportunities in business in such a way that we are prepared for the marriage which may be ours tomorrow.
Hortense Odlum (1892–?), U.S. businesswoman. A Woman's Place, ch. 16 (1939).

Although highly successful as president of Bonwit Teller, a New York City women's store, Odlum retained a traditional social perspective. She had a wealthy husband, three sons who were partly grown when she took the presidency (which was her first job), a luxurious home, and household help.
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