Eleanor Roosevelt

Woman with an Impact

Writer, Activist, and Wife of 32nd United States President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

-Expanded the role of women in society

-She was a delegate in the United Nations and a contributer to the writing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

-She worked with the underprivileged in the East Side slums of New York City and taught the children there

-She participated in the works of Red Cross when America entered World War I

-She participated in the women's suffrage movement

-In 1935, she started to write a syndicated column in a leading newspaper called "My Day" where she addressed issues of concern and her opinions

-She helped create an organization called National Youth Administration (NYA) to provide financial aid to students and hands-on job training to both men and women

-She authored several books