Inventor and Art Patron Caresse Crosby

Inventor and Art Patron Caresse Crosby

Inventor and art patron Caresse Crosby lived the life of an upper class debutante in New York and Connecticut growing up. One night while she was dressing to go out to another ball, she put on her customary whalebone corset under her evening gown. Disappointed in the...
Woman Inventor – Margaret Knight

Woman Inventor – Margaret Knight

I’ll never forget the day I got a call from someone who was shocked that a woman had invented the wrist water bottle. We should be so far beyond that in our society, but the fact that fewer than 15% of all patents are issued to women proves that we still have a...
Inventor of the Dishwasher

Inventor of the Dishwasher

Inventor of the Dishwasher If you’re like most people, washing dishes is a chore. Okay, maybe it’s just me. But back in 1886 a woman inventor named Josephine Cochran thought the same thing. Technically Joel Houghton patented a dish washing machine, but it...
The Invention of Barbie

The Invention of Barbie

Ruth Handler’s claim to fame as a woman inventor and woman innovator is that she invented the Barbie Doll. But Ruth’s resume and the invention of Barbie was much bigger than that. She started off in 1945 as the co-founder of the toy company Mattel, which...
Charlotte Odlum Smith – Champion of Women Inventors

Charlotte Odlum Smith – Champion of Women Inventors

The Woman Inventor Inventors and innovators are a unique breed. Creative Innovation would like to spotlight those people who have helped change the course of history or simply made life better and easier through their innovative products, designs or processes....