Muriel Siebert celebrates her 40th anniversary as a member of the NYSE. Ms. Siebert was the first woman to own a seat on the NYSE. In honor of the occasion, Muriel Siebert rings The Closing Bell®.
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Muriel "Mickie" Siebert has been called The First Woman of Finance. Ms. Siebert is the founder and president of the NYSE brokerage firm that bears her name, Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc. She established the firm in 1967 when she became the first woman member of the NYSE, and transformed the firm into a discount brokerage house on May 1, 1975, the first day that NYSE members were permitted to negotiate commissions.
Muriel Siebert & Co. is the only woman-owned NYSE brokerage firm with a national presence. Ms. Siebert continues to oversee the firm's day-to-day operations at its seven branches.
In 1999, while President of the New York Women's Agenda, a coalition of over 100 women's organizations, she developed a Personal Finance Program that was introduced into the economic curriculum of New York City's public high schools. Throughout her career, Siebert has been actively involved with a range of non-profit, civic and women's organizations. She is currently on the boards of Guild Hall and Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons . She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, The New York State Business Council, the Economics Club of New York, the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the New York Women's Forum, of which she is a founder. Although she didn't finish college, she holds 18 honorary doctorate degrees. In November 2002, Simon and Schuster published Ms. Siebert's autobiography, "Changing the Rules - Adventures of a Wall Street Maverick."