in 1933 on March 4th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president. Even more important the first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, was the one making a difference. during the depression women were the first to be let go from their jobs and newspaper reporters got cut back, Eleanor Roosevelt held weekly conferences at the White House for only women reporters. Partially because of her influence women gained political recognition. also women got to keep their jobs. she also helped out when it came to presidential tasks. Eleanor Roosevelt had a huge impact during the 1930’s and that interests me.