“Firms are doing what they have to do, legally,” she said. “But women are coming into Wall Street in large numbers — and they still are not making partner and are not getting into the positions that lead to the executive suites. There’s still an old-boy network. You just have to keep fighting.”
In 1969, she founded Muriel Siebert & Company and became the first woman to own a brokerage firm that was a member of the New York Stock Exchange. Over time, her brokerage donated millions of dollars to help women pursuing careers in business and finance. The company went public in 1996 and changed its name to Siebert Financial Corporation. These are just some of Siebert’s many
accomplishments and milestones as a woman on Wall Street who would not accept defeat or inequality, and her legacy will continue to inspire women and girls for generations.
Information source: “Muriel Siebert, a Determined Trailblazer for Women on Wall Street, Dies at 80” The New York Times. Published August 25 2013 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/26/business/muriel-siebert-first-woman-to-own-a-seat-on-wall-st-dies-at-80.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0