Pathfinders: Successful Women in U.S. Financial History
Securities America Celebrates Women Who Paved The Way
The successful women in U.S. financial history profiled here weren’t thinking of making a mark for posterity. They were just doing the best they could. For their family, their community and themselves. But in doing so, they changed history and left their stories behind for inspiration.
In writing their own stories, these women also helped write the story of our country. We think of them as we celebrate Women’s History Month.
Abigail Adams was just looking out for her family.
When her husband, John Adams, served in the Revolutionary War and later, as the United States’ second President, Abigail Adams managed the family finances. In 1783 her husband advised her to invest in farmland.
Good thing she ignored him and bought bonds instead. Investing in bonds had a much greater return than a land purchase would have provided, greatly enriching her family.
Throughout her life, Adams invested her own “pocket” money, became wealthy in her own right and upon her death left most of her fortune to women.
Although she’s most noted for documenting the home front during the Revolutionary War and her advocacy for women’s rights, this former First Lady of the United States was also America’s first documented female investor.
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