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  • Muriel Siebert (Financier/First Woman To Own a Seat on NYSE)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    muriel-siebert.jpgMuriel “Mickie” Siebert, (February 11, 1932 - August 24, 2013),  was known as "The First Woman of Finance." She was the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and the first woman to head one of its member firms.

    Her struggle to obtain that seat – and join the 1,365 male members of the exchange – culminated successfully on December 28, 1967. Siebert was been a vocal advocate for women in finance and industry throughout her career.

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  • Rosa Parks (Civil Rights Activist)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    rosa-parks.jpgRosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress later called "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement".

    On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks, age 42, refused to obey bus driver James Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger.

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  • The Margaret Moth Story: FEARLESS (or: A Heroine Just Walked Into My Life)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    margaret_moth_1.jpgSusan's update, January 30, 2013/14/15: honoring Margaret Moth on her birth date.

    Susan's update, March 21, 2010:
    Margaret Moth, a woman whose courage almost defied belief, died today at the age of 59. While she would not have cried, I sit here with tears streaming down my face for the loss of a woman I never knew, but who deeply impacted me and countless others around the world.

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  • Marjorie Scardino (Chief Executive)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    scardino.jpgDame Marjorie Morris Scardino was the CEO of Pearson PLC. She became the first female Chief Executive of a FTSE 100 company when she was appointed CEO of Pearson in 1997.

    She is also a non-executive director of Nokia and former CEO of the Economist Group.

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  • Virginia Woolf (Author/Essayist/Publisher/Writer of Short Stories)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    virginia-woolf.jpgAdeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.

    Woolf began writing professionally in 1900, initially for the Times Literary Supplement with a journalistic piece about Haworth, home of the Brontë family. 

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  • Janis Joplin (Singer/Songwriter)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    janis-joplin.jpgJanis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter and music arranger. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company and later as a solo artist.

    Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

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