The 2019 Hazelett Forum event marked a historic anniversary: the 99th anniversary of the final events leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. The speaker for the 12th Annual Hazelett Forum was award-winning journalist and writer Elaine Weiss, who discussed her new book, "The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote."
Currently under development for television, Weiss's book is "the nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote." Weiss lectured on the final push for the ratification of the 19th Amendment, as told by those who supported and opposed it, providing insight into how the historic event relates directly to modern political and societal issues.
Launched in 2006, the annual Hazelett Forum connects professionals with distinguished community leaders. This woman-led lecture engages the audience on a wide range of leadership issues. Throughout her writing career, Elaine Weiss has been a powerful voice in a variety of media and brings a compelling perspective to the history of women's leadership.