The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange is a bold icon of American business. Founded over 200 years ago in 1792, NYSE has traditionally been dominated by men, and still remains a challenging workplace for women to join and be a part of.
“It’s a bit of a men’s club. It’s always been that way… it must change,” says Peter Tuchman, who has been working at the NYSE since 1985.
In fact, when Muriel Siebert, the first woman eligible to trade on the floor, joined the NYSE in 1967, there was no women’s restroom in the exchange.
Today, there is only one-full time female employee who works on the floor: Lauren Simmons.