Muriel F. “Mickie” Siebert, the superlative trailblazer for women in finance, who was the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the first woman to head one of the NYSE’s member firms, will be honored on December 28th with the dedication of Siebert Hall at the NYSE. This is the first time a room at the NYSE, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978, has been named after an individual.
Past IWF President Jane Macon, current Chair of Siebert Financial Corp. said, “Mickie liked to say that she came to New York City ‘with $500 and a used Studebaker.’ She overcame tremendous challenges to become a legendary Wall Street trailblazer, recognized as the ‘First Woman of Finance.’ We are delighted Mickie’s contributions have been acknowledged by the NYSE in such a historic way.”
The room will be hosted by NYSE Group President Tom Farley, “When Mickie became the first female member of the NYSE in 1967, she shattered a glass ceiling on Wall Street,” said Farley. “So, when it came time to dedicate our newly-renovated meeting hall – a contemporary counterpart to our more traditional Boardroom – the progressive and ground-breaking Mickie was the obvious choice.”
Siebert was inducted into the International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame in 1994 alongside broadcasting legend Barbara Walters and world-renowned opera singer Leontyne Price. For the first time today, IWF is proud to release archival footage from this event in honor of one of our members who set the course of history.