One woman tried to "lean in" in 1938 -- but it didn't work out too well for her, and not through any fault of her own.
When Mary V. Ford applied for the animator training school at Walt Disney, she was informed that "girls are not considered" for creative positions:
No Women Need Apply - A Disheartening 1938 Rejection Letter from Disney Animation. twitter.com/Aesthetic_Mag/…
— Aesthetic Magazine(@Aesthetic_Mag) April 30, 2013
Ford's grandson, Kevin Burg, discovered the letter after his grandmother passed away. Thanks for sharing, Kevin. We're sure she would have been great at that creative work.