Boss Beauties Make History At The New York Stock Exchange
A woman can be everything she wants, including earning a position for her symbolic Non-Fungible Token (NFT) at the New York Stock Exchange.
We are proud and honored to announce that Boss Beauties continue to make history as the first ever known NFT artwork to officially go on display at the NYSE.
Our pioneering 1/1 piece is an ode to the trailblazing women, who have broken stereotypes, liberated the masses and influenced global markets.
In this inaugural blog piece, we walk you through the major events and historical significance behind our permanent position at the NYSE.
Women At NYSE: A Brief History
What evolved as a meeting of 24 brokers on Wall Street in New York City in 1792, the NYSE floor was off-limits to women, in trading and visiting capacity.
More than a century later between 1943 and 1947, dozens of women made history at the NYSE floor as quote girls and carrier pages, stepping in for men who went overseas to fight in the Second World War.
In the decades since, women have fought to sustain their jobs at the NYSE and spearheaded historical developments credited to their success in American finance and beyond. Muriel Siebert, for instance, also known as the “First Lady of Wall Street” was turned down 9 times before earning the first female seat at the NYSE in 1967. Muriel joined the 1,365 male members of the exchange on December 28, 1967.
More than 50 years later in 2018, Stacey Cunningham became the first female President of the NYSE to hold full leadership office. She believes that women must call themselves to action, and never hold themselves back.
Today, the NYSE remains a vibrant community that includes pioneering women, to whom Boss Beauties owe gratitude for daily inspiration. With Lisa Mayer at the helm, Boss Beauties bring a blend of scholarships and mentorship programs for the next generation of women and girls.
With her 10-year-old roots in My Social Canvas, Lisa is truly passionate about supporting young women and girls of all ages as they pursue their dreams in school, business, and life.
Our historic feat at the NYSE is a testament to our commitment to support female education. We hope to remind all the innovators and disruptors, who will notice our Boss Beauties portrait as they walk the halls of the NYSE that women can be everything they want.
Boss Beauties Ongoing Scholarship Fund
We are committed to fund scholarships for the next generation of female leaders and changemakers.
In honor of the International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2021, we auctioned a 1/1 NFT to fund an honorary scholarship in the name of Louise Jones, the youngest woman to own a seat on the NYSE.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction will fund scholarships and mentorship programs for women and girls in finance. The auctioned Boss Beauty is currently displayed outside the iconic Muriel Siebert Boardroom, honoring Muriel as the first woman to hold a seat on the NYSE in 1967.
The Road Ahead For Boss Beauties
With scholarships, mentorship programs, exclusive events with influential leaders and many more milestones, the road ahead for Boss Beauties is promising and exciting.
6 additional NFT pieces from the collection are planned to go on display at the Big Board Art Hall at the NYSE.
We cannot wait for some of the world’s greatest disruptors and innovative thinkers to walk the halls of the Exchange, and notice these colorful digital artworks of female characters with powerful traits, symbolizing that a woman can be everything she wants.
We are ever so grateful to our community for joining us on this exceptional journey to transform education, business, art, media, financial independence and a lot more for women and girls.
Written and curated by the team at Boss Beauties. For all inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.