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Lillian Moller Gilbreth

Mother of Modern Management
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Psychologists
Residence: Oakland
Country: United States
BirthDay: 24 May 1878
Sigh: Gemini
Died On: January 2, 1972
Education: University of California, Berkeley, Brown University, Columbia University, Oakland High School

Lillian Moller Gilbreth was bornon 24 May 1878 in Oakland, American, is Mother of Modern Management. Lillian Gilbreth was an American psychologist and industrial engineer hailed to be the first true industrial/organizational psychologist. A well-educated woman, she was among the first working female engineers to hold a Ph.D. Considered to be the mother of modern management, she along with her husband Frank pioneered several industrial management study techniques and made major contributions to fields such as motion study and human factors. As the parents of 12 children, the couple applied their scientific management principles to the running of their large household. Gilbreth was born into a large family in Oakland, California, and grew up to be an intelligent and ambitious girl. After graduating from the University of California in 1900 with a bachelor's degree in English literature she proceeded to complete her master’s degree and also earned her Ph.D. Following her marriage and the birth of her numerous children, she began applying the principles of scientific management to household tasks in order to complete the chores in a more efficient and time-saving manner. In addition to being a busy mother, she helped companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Macy's with their management departments. She also worked along with her husband in the management consulting firm of Gilbreth, Inc., which performed time and motion study.


Gilbreth Lectureships were established in her honor in 2001 by the National Academy of Engineering, to recognize outstanding young American engineers


The couple had 13 children including a stillborn in 1915


However due to ill health she had to return home and finished her master's degree in literature at the University of California in 1902


She studied English literature at the University of California and graduated in 1900 with a bachelor's degree


She went on to graduate from Oakland High School with excellent grades in May 1896


Lillian Evelyn Moller was born on May 24, 1878, in Oakland, California, as the second of 11 children of William Moller, a builder's supply merchant, and Annie Delger

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