Welcome

 Exhibition Panels:

 A Time of Crisis and Change

 Atlantic City to Bretton Woods

 The Founding Fathers

 From Around the World

Breaking the Mold

 Laying the Foundation

 Setting the Pace

 Toward the Future

 Links of interest

Joint Statement
by Mr. de Rato & Mr. Wolfensohn
What is Bretton Woods?

Breaking the Mold


At the height of World War II, while women replaced men in factories, they also played a significant role at the Bretton Woods Conference, contributing to the drafting of the Bretton Woods documents.

Several American women, notably Alice Bourneuf, Eleanor Lansing Dulles, and Mabel Newcomer played important roles at the Conference. Bourneuf (at right in photo), who later worked in the IMF's Research Department, helped to create the system for determining IMF country quotas.
Dulles, sister to prominent Americans Allen and John Foster, had a long and distinguished career with the U.S. Department of State. Newcomer arrived at Bretton Woods from Vassar College, where she was on the faculty and later head of the Economics Department. She also served on many tax study commissions, becoming the most prominent woman in the tax policy community.
 
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