1989 – New York City
Muriel “Mickie” Siebert is the founder and president of the national discount brokerage firm, Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc. She established the firm in 1967 when she became the first woman member of the New York Stock Exchange and transformed it into a discount brokerage house in 1975. It is the only woman-owned brokerage firm with a national presence in the U.S. Throughout her career, Ms. Siebert has been actively involved with a wide range of nonprofit, civic and women’s organizations. Currently serving on numerous boards, she is also active in the National Women’s Business Council, the Women’s Forum, the International Women’s Forum and Deloitte & Touche’s Council for the Advancement of Women. She was the first woman director of the Manhattan Savings Bank and the first woman to chair the general campaign of the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Reflecting her commitment to philanthropy, Ms. Siebert set up her own charitable program in 1990: The Siebert Entrepreneurial Philanthropic Program. She has received countless awards and honors, including thirteen honorary doctoral degrees and was the first woman selected as “one who has made a difference” for the Working Woman’s Hall of Fame. She was recently recognized by the Athena Foundation to receive their highest award, given to those who open the doors of leadership opportunity for women. Her most recent recognition was at Mattel Barbie’s 40th Anniversary Gala, where she was honored as an “Ambassador of Dreams,” representing women who have embraced the power of their dreams by becoming the very best in their chosen fields. And, in 1998 she was honored with the Northwood University Outstanding Business Leader Award.