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Betsy Kjelsberg

b. 1866, Drammen, Buskerud County, Norway; d. 1950, Svelvik, Norway

The correct spelling of this name is BETZY KJELSBERG.

Betzy Kjelsberg was a leader in social welfare who, as the first female factory inspector in Norway, helped to improve working conditions. In 1920, she became the vice-chairman of the International Council of Women (founded in 1888 by Susan B. Anthony and others).