IBD: Woman Inventor of Windshield Wiper

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IBD headline: Who Invented The Windshield Wiper? Hint: It Wasn’t A Man


Anderson could have snuffed out her inventor’s dream and said, “why bother,” simply because she was a woman and knew the odds of succeeding were slim. But striving to attain her goal outweighed the major obstacle of being a woman in the male-dominated world of business at the start of the 20th century.

“Put it in context of the era,” said Paiva. “A single woman files for and receives a patent. That’s phenomenal when you put it in the big picture. She had to be a very driven and goal-oriented person.”

Her drive defined her, says Paiva. During her life, she moved to the other side of the country to run a cattle ranch. She also built and managed an apartment building in Birmingham.