Muriel Siebert, the first woman to have a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, has passed away from cancer. She was the founder and president of Muriel Siebert & Co. Inc. She purchased her seat in 1967, almost an entire decade before any other woman did so.
While there was dramatic opposition from the all-male membership when she originally tried to get a seat, she eventually won her case.
As Joseph Ramos, the Siebert Financial chief operating officer, said “Mickie was a pioneer and recognized as a leader throughout the financial services industry and beyond. She was respected as a strong voice of integrity, reason and sound business practices.”
She became the first woman to be the Superintendent of Banking for the State of New York.