Elinor Otto picked up a riveting gun in World War II, joining the wave of women taking what had been men's jobs. These days she's building the C-17.
Another photo: Elinor Otto, 93, prepares to rivet a wing while working at Boeing in Long Beach. She said about women doing their jobs compared to men: "It turned out we worked better than them, faster, because they were so sure of themselves."
Hear interview with Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a Professor of Business Psychology, about the downsides of over-confidence https://soundcloud.com/douglaseby/confidence-and-optimism-both