We have all heard the expression, and song, “This is a man’s world,” but in this day and age woman can be found making that baby spin! Ruth Erickson is the leading lady, and the founder of the IC Systems and a significant part of their success is because of her competence, diligence and work ethic. Her legacy continues to influence the company today. Ruth’s legacy began in 1938 when she started the company with her husband, Jack. She was very hands on and played a vital role from the very beginning which was rare in that day and age for a woman to have such a dominating presence in the decision making of corporations. Back then a woman was mostly seen and not heard.
Like most of the working woman in today’s modern world, Ruth had additional responsibilities beyond her regular job that forced her to multitask and get several things accomplished. She not only did she do her regular job, and do it well, she also took responsibility for communicating with the consumers through letters. The people in the office who new Ruth personally was always impressed by how many letters she would write on top of her usual job. This drove business upwards and ultimately led to the companies success.
In today’s business world the achievements of men are amplified and usually talked about more \so it is nice to see a company give credit where credit is due. IC Systems continues to thrive today and they show no signs of slowing down or fading, They have a predominant presence in their field and their reputations exceeds them. Ruth was a pioneer of that day and age, and she can set an example for the woman of today’s business world. There are no ceilings, the sky is the limit.