NY Show Heralds Talents, Deeds of Wall Street Women

June 9, 2009

By Ellen Wulfhorst, Reuters

A new exhibit of "Women on Wall Street" takes a look back at their feats and talents -- from making fortunes to shirking taxes and wielding special powers for picking stocks.

The show at the Museum of American Finance, opening this week for six months, traces women on Wall Street as a reflection of women's paths in the wider world, said Leena Akhtar, the show's curator.

"The story of women in finance is the cultural story of women in America," she said. "Women were completely outside the public realm and had no financial self-determination. Now you can have a family and a career and you can do well at it."


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