This blog is intended to update viewers on the history of the home economics movement through the eyes of the founder ELLEN SWALLOW RICHARDS. Viewers should find a fascinating story about this amazing woman who lived well over 150 years ago. She was a pioneer in many fields including women in education and in science in particular. She managed to open doors for herself, then kept them open for thousands of women who followed in her footsteps. Her lessons in leadership are still valid an entire century later. Welcome to her world and enjoy.