Muriel “Mickie” Siebert died on August 24. She was the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.
Siebert was known as a fast-talking, tough as nails financier who overcame much adversity to enter the previously all male world of Wall Street. She later became New York’s first superintendent of banks, and the first women to own her own financial firm, Muriel Siebert and Company. She grew up in Cleveland and moved to New York after dropping out of college in 1954. She was a devoted advocate for women in business and finance.