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The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to Enfield native Martha Parsons, the first female business executive in Connecticut to earn her position based on merit. A corporate trailblazer, Parsons was one of the first to learn a new method of shorthand, and she parlayed that traditionally female skill into a position as a corporate officer at a manufacturing giant (Landers, Frary & Clark), entering a sphere of industry once solely reserved for men.