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We need to talk about: Muriel Siebert.

The first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, Muriel Siebert has rightly earned her title as The First Lady of Wall Street. A groundbreaking female figure in Finance, Siebert was a dedicated advocate for women and minorities in industry and worked tirelessly to promote financial literacy for all. Despite never graduating from university, Siebert worked her way up the ranks not only to break into what was a spectacularly male dominated workplace, but to eventually become Superintendent of Banks for the State of New York, during which time not a single bank failed under her. Definitely recommend watching this quick interview on MAKERS.

Muriel Faye “Mickie” Siebert, an inspiring woman who firmly believed in the truth that companies can never reach their full potential if they “limit their talent pool to the male 50 percent of the population”. 

A girl after our own heart. OJBit.

Muriel Siebert, 1st woman to buy seat on NYSE, dies at 80

NY Times: Muriel Siebert, the first woman who bought a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and the first woman to head one of the exchange’s member firms, has died at 80. Siebert was also the first woman to be superintendent of banking for New York State; the appointment was made in 1977.

Her friend Jane H. Macon says the cause of death was complications of cancer.

Photo credit:Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times