First woman member of the NYSE Siebert dies at 80
NEW YORK (AP) - Muriel "Mickie" Siebert, the first woman to become a member of the New York Stock Exchange, has died of complications of cancer at age 80.
Ms Siebert died on Saturday of complications from cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Her death was confirmed by Jane Macon, a director of Siebert Financial and a partner at the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright.
Ms Siebert was founder and president of brokerage firm that bears her name, Muriel Siebert & Co. Inc. The company went public in 1996 as Siebert Financial Corp.
Ms Macon said Ms Siebert was "a fabulous woman, a trailblazer and a pioneer" who set a high standard for those who entered the financial world after her.