The Birdy Num Num Indian podcast is all about inspiring the creative Indian.With over 35M views online spanning a career in IT and Stand Up Comedy, Indian-American comedian Sanjay Manaktala is the epitome of "because life begins after engineering." A good chunk of his guests also live by this philosophy. Every Monday and Thursday Sanjay talks creativity, dating, technology, life, current events and general life advice from the perspective of a 30 something Indian American guy traveling the w ...
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In this episode, we talk with University of Virginia Ph.D. candidate Alexi Garrett about her efforts to uncover the lost history of female business owners in the nineteenth century. At a time when married women’s property and income passed to their husbands, some single and widowed women were able to carve out economic niches for themselves, even becoming heads of major industrial concerns. But these women had to tread the fine line of gender roles as well, and often emphasized their femininity over their business acumen. Garrett tells the story of Rebecca Webb Pennock Lukens, who, through inheritance, marriage, and widowhood became the head of the Lukens Steel Company in Coatesville, Pennsylvania in 1825. She walks us through the documents she found in the company’s records at Hagley, helping us understand why Lukens focused on romance and marriage in her autobiographical memoir, and how Lukens’s social status growing up allowed her to escape the prospect of indentured servitude that girls from poorer backgrounds faced.