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In the 1960s, women were discriminated against in every significant aspect of the economy. Their roles in society were limited to household domestic chores. Katherine took a position where the majority of the reporters and editors among other staff members were dominantly men. Delegating power on what to write and giving direction on the stories to publish was a new experience for her (Halberstam, 1979). Although Katherine was raised in a wealthy family, she never had an aspiration of holding the role of executing the authority. Additionally, she did not have a strong background on leadership duties and tasks that she had chosen to occupy, which meant that she needed assistance and counsel on the steps and decisions to take during her time in charge of the Washington Post.