On this day in leadership history in 1917, during World War I the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was founded. Despite their valuable contributions to the war effort, they weren’t given the same rights and benefits as men who were serving. This issue was remedied in WWII.
What’s the leadership lesson? Virtue and doing the right thing doesn’t always result in fair treatment or outcomes, but honorable leaders know that courageous character is more important.
Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) – History Link