Who Were the First Social Entrepreneurs?
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony's upbringing as a Quaker inspired her to take up the causes of abolition, temperance and women's rights in the United States. She was disappointed when she realized that her ideals of equality among all people were not the majority view. She eventually focused her energy on the women's suffrage movement and her efforts resulted in the adoption of the 19th amendment, guaranteeing women's right to vote. Anthony's work led to a gender revolution in which women fought for their right to be treated equally, not just at the polls, but in all aspects of their lives.
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