Our Women’s History Month celebration rages on as we continue highlighting the most influential women in history as chosen by you. Next up is Eleanor Roosevelt who was selected by Patricia Frank – a 41-year Evanston resident, community gardener, and birder who earned a Ph.D. from NU’s Feinberg School of Medicine and founded a local consulting company. Writes Ms. Frank:
“Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of women in American politics even though she was never elected. She showed how a woman can be strong on her own without the support – or necessarily the approval – of her husband. And her influence had nothing to do with personal beauty, just force of personality.”
You can learn more about Eleanor Roosevelt below, and make sure to share your pick for one of the most influential women in history. Tell us today by visiting EPL Celebrates Women’s History Month.