Six Lessons From the Life of NYSE Pioneer Muriel Siebert

Siebert in 2002 Photograph by Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times via Redux

As the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and the first to serve as New York’s superintendent of banking, it’s tempting to celebrate Muriel Siebert for the barriers she broke. But the legacy of Siebert, who died on Aug. 24 at the age of 84, goes beyond her having been a role model for other women. When friends and colleagues gather at Manhattan’s Central Synagogue on Tuesday to honor the Wall Street pioneer, they’ll reflect on how she lived her life. Some lessons:

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