Monday, April 25, 2011

Muriel Siebert: The First Woman of Finance

Muriel Siebert is the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. After encountering significant ridicule and sexism in the financial industry, she was finally elected to membership on the NYSE in 1967, paying $445,000 for her seat. Earlier that year, Siebert founded her own firm, giving her another first: the first woman to own an NYSE member firm.

As an advocate of women's rights and a proponent of women in industry, Muriel Siebert continues to pave the way for progressive thinkers. You can learn more about the legendary women of Wall Street on the guided walking tours provided by Wall Street Walks.

A perfect gift for your mother on Mother's Day, the schedule of Wall Street Walks' "Women of Wall Street" guided walking tours can be found here. Victoria Hoodhull, Hetty Green and Muriel Siebert are just a few of the many powerful women that are covered in depth on this walking tour.

There are tours starting at 1pm on both May 7th and 8th. Tickets can be purchased here.