By  on September 4, 2008

Helen Galland, who was president and chief executive officer of Bonwit Teller from 1980 to 1983, and subsequently president of the Helen Galland Associates consulting firm, died Monday after a long illness. She was 83.

Galland was born and raised in Brooklyn and spent her entire life in New York City. She was an advocate for women in the workforce and even steered the merchandising at Bonwit Teller to cater more to career women. She was also instrumental in elevating the store’s fashion image and growing the cosmetics department.

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