It's a lot to accomplish.
Franklin contracted polio in 1921 and Eleanor stepped up and assisted him with his political career. She changed the role of First Lady as she fully involved herself in press conferences, spoke out for human rights, women's issues, and children's causes. She had her own newspaper column and worked with The League of Women Voter's. All through Franklin's presidency she worked for change. Upon her husband's death she said she was done but went on to work for the United Nations. She helped to craft the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which she considered to be her greatest achievement. She died of cancer in 1962-the year I was born.
We've had amazing advocates like Eleanor so what's the hold-up on women's issues? My answer is too many men making laws/rules.