The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world.

Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony spent most of her later life, in the 1890s, as president of the National Woman Suffrage Association. After enduring a lifetime of sexist ridicule for her activism, post-presidency — in her late-seventies and into her eighties — she attended speaking engagements in Europe, where she was embraced as an American hero. Although Anthony did not live to see women earn the right to vote in 1920, in her later years she witnessed the public deferring to her wisdom. Age brings experience, and the shared respect for that experience — as well as the work done on your past self — has the power to make a great impact on society.