Betty Friedan posed as a major influence in the 1950's. She was an American feminist, writer, and activist. Her motivational outlook on gender roles allowed women to be inspired to take on a new role. She encouraged women to break out of the gender roles they were assigned by making speeches and writing books. As a wife and mother herself, she felt that she wasn't doing any good for anyone and that she would be able to achieve a lot more by doing other things.
She was one of the women that founded the National Organization for Women and the Nation Abortion Rights Action League. This group felt that women should have the right to an abortion if they wanted. This empowers women to take control of their bodies which was a new concept for them because they were so overshadowed by the men in their lives. Betty Friedan was an innovative thinker that helped women to evolve to the way they are today, independent and respected. Without her strong motivational style, our society may not be the way it is today, full of equality between everyone, no matter their gender.