By Lori LeBlanc, LMOGA Offshore Committee Director for BIC Magazine
I grew up in New Jersey where both of my parents worked for ExxonMobil. My mother started her career with Esso, as the company was known, just before her 18th birthday in 1959. It was a time when most women like my mother who worked outside of the home were hired for secretarial positions.
She was part of a steno pool, wore white gloves to work, and was an expert in short-hand. My mother continued to work in administrative positions with the company throughout her career, eventually moving from New Jersey to Baton Rouge, and she loved her job until the day she retired after 52 years of service.