MAKING WAVES— When she was hired by Hornblower & Weeks in 1962, Norma Yaeger had to convince her new employer she should receive the same pay as a man in a similar position.
On the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the 1960s, women were virtually invisible.
Many male stockbrokers considered it bad luck to allow females on the floor, and if there happened to be a woman running around in the hectic and loud marketplace, the assumption was always that she was a stockbroker’s...
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