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Beatrice F. Auerbach

G. Fox & Company

1938 - 1965

Retail

1930 b. 1887
female
Personal
Born-Died1887 - 1968
BirthplaceConnecticut (CT)
RaceWhite
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1930

In 1938, when Auerbach became president of G. Fox & Company, it is almost certain that she was the only female president of a major department store in the U.S. Auerbach was a pioneer in a number of fair employment practices, including the five-day workweek. In the 27 years Auerbach headed G. Fox & Company, she increased sales tenfold. By 1959, Fox was the largest privately owned department store in the country.