DEFINITION of 'Muriel Siebert'
A pioneer for women in the world of finance. Known as "the first woman of finance", Muriel Siebert was the president and founder of Siebert Financial Corp., a holding company which owns and operates a discount brokerage and investment banking business. Muriel Siebert was also the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, and the first woman to serve as superintendent of banks in the state of New York.
BREAKING DOWN 'Muriel Siebert'
Muriel Siebert began her career at the age of 22 after leaving university to pursue a career on Wall Street. Siebert achieved incredible success in the world of finance. She was also an avid women's rights advocate and philanthropist, spending much of her free time and money to aid women and charity groups. She passed away Aug. 24, 2013.