Muriel Siebert, Business Leader Hall of Fame inductee, dies at 80

Kenneth T. Neilson, Edward Netter, Muriel Siebert and William G. Spears smile at the Quinnipiac University Business Leader Hall of Fame ceremony.

Kenneth T. Neilson, Edward Netter, Muriel Siebert and William G. Spears smile at the Quinnipiac University Business Leader Hall of Fame ceremony.

Muriel Siebert, a 2006 Quinnipiac University Business Leader Hall of Fame inductee, died on Aug. 24 of complications of cancer. She was 80.

“Today we acknowledge the passing of one of the true pioneers of Wall Street,” said Matthew O’Connor, dean of the School of Business. “Muriel Siebert was the first woman to become a member of the New York Stock Exchange, purchasing her seat in December 1967. With this trailblazing step, she opened the door for a generation of women to enter and advance in the competitive and male-dominated world of finance. Earlier in her career, she was a partner at Brimberg & Co. and subsequently opened her own firm, Muriel Siebert & Co. Inc.  During the 1970’s and early 1980’s, she temporarily left Wall Street to become New York State’s Superintendent of Banking. She was also a long-time advocate for financial literacy, especially among young people. Quinnipiac University had the honor of inducting Ms. Siebert into its Business Leader Hall of Fame in 2006. She remained an inspiration to our business students and her leadership inspired many young women to join the world of finance.”

Please click here to read more about Siebert’s life, and here to read more about our Business Leader Hall of Fame.



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