It was 1872 when Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to run for President in the U.S. She didn’t win, but her running was a step in the right direction for gender equality.
But for Victoria, her run for President was on the heels of a number of other important milestones. In 1870, she and her sister became the first female stockbrokers in the U.S. and soon after, opened a brokerage firm on Wall Street. After her success on Wall Street, Victoria became a newspaper editor. A role in which she challenged many conventional norms of the day.
“Victoria Woodhull – first woman to run for President” sources: Photograph taken by Mathew Benjamin Brady, circa 1870 / Harvard Art Museum/Fogg Museum, Historical Photographs and Special Visual Collections Department, Fine Arts Library / Wikimedia Commons