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Plenty of opportunities for women in the death care profession
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Plenty of opportunities for women in the death care profession

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science in 1980 — in a class of about 40 males and one female.  That is just the way it was. . .there were no young women going into the business at that time.  Today, the mortuary science classes at my alma mater are about 70% female. I recently came across this article from Indiana that was about the 17th Nontraditional Employment for Women Opportunities Workshop in Syracuse, Indiana.  I thought […]

Women Funeral Directors continue making their mark
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Women Funeral Directors continue making their mark

I’ve mentioned it before but when I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Mortuary Science in 1980 I believe that there was one woman in our graduating class of about 40 people (2.5%).  I’m not amazed at the progress that women in the industry have made since that time because the ones I know do a great job as funeral directors. Just yesterday I came across two articles dealing with the gender changes in funeral service.  […]

Monday Round-Up
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Monday Round-Up

Funeral Director Daily found a lot of news over the weekend on the death care industry.  Instead of trying to pick a great article for our readers we thought that today we would just throw you the headlines of some interesting articles and let you you click to any you might be interested in reading about. Here is some of what we found: The Charles G. Parks Funeral Home in Petoskey, Michigan, was closed by regulators after they found unsanitary […]

The Growing Numbers of Women Funeral Directors
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The Growing Numbers of Women Funeral Directors

I came across an article the other day  on nextavenue.org that you can read here pertaining to the growing number of women who are entering the funeral director field.  The article focused on funeral director Jan Smith of Indianapolis who attended mortuary school in the 1990s.  Ms. Smith recalls that the number of females in her class was only about 5%. Today, the article states that the National Funeral Director’s Association membership includes 16% of its current membership as female […]