• Dorothy Hayes

About the 19th...August 1920

It is impossible to know who first voiced the phrase. The meaning is interpreted to convey that political and personal issues impact one another. The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirmed the right of American women to vote. This year, 2020 marks our centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States. Not only does this year marks the anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, but we are in the midst of a presidential election year. Undeniably, it can be said that this is just about the personal, this is political as well. Early 20th century women exact very few financial resources.

Fast forward 100 years later, $22 trillion of American personal wealth is expected to be controlled by women. In the next two years.

The Wall Street Journal stated that women will own more than 60% of the wealth in America.

Over the next 40 years, women are expected to inherit 28.7 trillion in intergenerational wealth. (Forbes)

Women are the primary income earners in 40% of U.S. households. This percentage represent nearly a 400% increase from 1960. (BMO Wealth Report)

96% of women have a primary or shared responsibility for family financial decisions, and women drive nearly 80% of consumer purchases through buying power and influence. (Forbes)

In the workplace, 30% of private businesses are owned by women, while women hold 52% of management and professional positions. (BMO Wealth Report)

Our political power is growing. According the Centers for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, there are apparent gender differences in voter turnout. “In recent elections, voter turnout rates for women have equaled or exceeded voter turnout for men. Women, who constitute more than half the population, have cast between four and seven million more votes than men in recent elections. In every presidential election since 1980, the proportion of female adults who voted has exceeded the proportion of male adults who voted.”

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