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Growing up in the fifties steered Herr in a traditional direction for women - first, teaching, and then editing.  But her growing awareness of feminism and her involvement with the National Organization for Women led her to activism inside and outside her corporate life.  Her 26-year career in telecommunications included line and staff jobs in Bell Laboratories, AT&T, New York Telephone, and ultimately NYNEX.


From 1970 to 1973, Herr found herself immersed in the battle for women’s rights which is documented in Women, Power, and AT&T: Winning Rights in the Workplace. She worked a year in Washington on a special assignment to the Office of Management and Budget. 


After retiring from the corporation, Lois bought and managed a farm near where she was born in Pennsylvania, returned to her undergraduate college as a teacher and administrator, and the became involved in politics. 


In addition to this book, originally published in 2003, Herr authored Dear Coach: Letters Home from WW II (2009), and Dear Woman of My Dreams (2016).  She holds an MBA from Fordham University, an MA in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from Elizabethtown College.

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