Women's Equality 2010
By Lisa Anderson
August 27, 2010

This week marks the 90th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which granted women the right to vote. The exact date, August 26th was officially designated Women's Equality Day by the U.S. Congress in 1971. That effort was spear-headed by the activism of the great congressional leader, Bella Abzug.

2010 Lives of Commitment honoree Jacki Zehner noted the significance of the day with a call to action by the Obama Administration. Citing the necessity of bringing a critical mass of women leaders to the decision-making table if true economic recovery is to ever occur, Jacki reminds us that human flourishing in general, requires the full-empowerment of women for its realization.

Read the full text of Jacki's column in Bloomberg.com

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