Here at Smart Women Company HQ, we've been thinking about women who have gone before us to pave the way - women who fought hard for our right to vote. Here are just a few of the women who inspire us daily to campaign for our rights and to take politics personally!
2. Alice Paul, 1885-1977
Alice Paul: feminist, suffragette, and all-around smart woman. She spent half a century of her life serving as the leader of the National Women's Party. Her tireless activism resulted in several major victories for the women's equality movement, including the addition of women as a group which should be free from discrimination to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
3. Ida B. Wells, 1862-1931
Ida B. Wells grew up witnessing both gender-based and racial injustices and inequality. Deciding to do something about it, she spent her life campaigning for human rights for all, including a women's right to vote.
If you want to get inspired to let your voice be heard, our summer movie recommendation is Suffragettes- a beautiful film set in 1912 depicting the suffragette movement in England. Check out the trailer here!
Who did we miss? Leave a comment below to share the names of women who inspire you to be politically active!