Throughout history, women have typically been less represented than men with regard to political and workforce roles. Women had fewer legal rights, lower social status, and were expected to only carry on the traditional role of wife and mother. During the industrial age, women’s rights movements surfaced in an attempt to offer women the choice to become a more equal part of the workforce and politics. Women began to question their traditional roles and status due to the economic and political changes during the industrial revolution. Throughout the recent history since the 1800’s the role of women has been altered in diverse ways from in the workforce, to the voting and finally being a part of political and managerial power.