Emilia von Zweygberg-Grönroos
Emilia was the eldest daughter of a Vyborg merchant family. She started working in a fabric store founded by her mother in Vyborg at a young age. Emilia became a skilled merchant; people came from near and far to admire and purchase the products sold in her store.
During Emilia’s lifetime, Finnish women acquired a number of civil rights. Women were granted suffrage, among other rights. They were also allowed to be employed without permission from their husbands.