When she was a little girl, Barbara Beskind was told only men could work as engineers.
But Beskind's determination to land her dream job as an inventor at a design firm has never faltered — and two years ago, the now 91-year-old's wish came true.
"As a 10-year-old I wanted to be an inventor," she said during a new interview with 'The Today Show' on Friday, Feb. 27. "I've arrived. But it took me about 80 years."
Beskind with her coworkers at the IDEO offices. (Photo Credit: 'Today')
In 2013, Beskind read about the Silicon Valley, Calif. company IDEO and decided to apply for a job at the design firm, which is famous for designing the first computer mouse for Apple.
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"It took me about two months to write my resume, paring it down from nine pages," she explained. "Then I wrote the letter and sent it by snail mail."
Against all odds, she landed the job.
Beskind walking to work. (Photo Credit: 'Today')
One day per week, Beskind leaves the senior living facility she resides at and takes public transportation to work. She is so beloved by the rest of the staff that a company-wide email is regularly sent to alert her coworkers that she has arrived at the office.
"Everybody gives a hug," she said. "IDEO is really my second family, and they're very supportive. On Thursdays, I feel 30 years younger."
Watch Beskind's inspiring interview with 'Today' below.
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