100 Women Wall of Honor
About100 Women Wall of Honor

Dorothy A. O’Brien

Dorothy O’Brien’s (BS 1970 Home Economics Journalism) 100 Women gift built on an earlier pledge, which created the Dorothy A. O’Brien Fund for Human Ecology. This fund helped support the research of a faculty member in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Dorothy O’Brien then increased her philanthropic commitment and joined the Human Ecology 100 Women honorees. Dorothy is an emeritus member of SoHE’s Board of Visitors and chaired the board in 2010. She has used her degree in her work with such corporations as The American Furniture Mart, Charles Spencer & Associates, Coopers and Lybrand, and Lazarus in the areas of benefits, compensation, human resources and public relations. She has held positions in nonprofit organizations including the American Dental Association and the Chicago office of the National Organization for Women. Dorothy has also co-owned a consulting business, Women in Process, managing organizational change and personal development. She has lived in Chicago, New York City, and Kobe, Japan, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Longboat Key, Florida. In Cincinnati she served on the boards of the Tri-State Adoption Coalition and Asian Community Alliance, Inc. She is also a member of Impact 100 and the Town and Welcomers clubs.