From the clan mothers of the Iroquois Confederacy, who chose the tribal leaders, to Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton hosting the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, to Sojourner Truth, emancipated in 1827, urging equal rights for all . . .
New York women have given the country great political leaders!
The first woman Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins, Congresswomen Bella Abzug, Shirley Chisholm, and Geraldine Ferraro, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The most significant and lasting leadership was offered by our own Eleanor Roosevelt.