As early as 1870, Victoria Woodhull became the first female stockbroker and Muriel Siebert also referred to as the “first woman of finance”, was the first woman to join the 1,365 male members of the stock exchange on 28 December 1967. She owned a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and was the first woman to head one of the NYSE’s member firms.
Even after them, however, for a long time, women’s involvement in this field was a rarity. This has changed very radically in recent years. The share of women among investors is increasing year by year and in Poland, the number of women studying economics has even exceeded the number of men.
According to the Centre of Economic & Business Research (CEBR) on behalf of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), women working in the financial sector have contributed to the UK economy in total value added and after accounting for inflation to the tune of £1.12 trillion over the last 26 years.
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