To commemorate the upcoming hundredth anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, Independent Women’s Forum will profile a leader of the fight for women’s suffrage each month.

America’s suffrage leaders were women who recognized that the right to vote is essential to any meaningful form of citizenship. The 19th Amendment was ratified August 18, 1920.

We hope you will enjoy our profiles as we prepare to celebrate the first hundred years of women voting.