First chairwoman of the Amsterdam exchange
For the first time in its long history, the Amsterdam exchange is set to have a female chairperson: Simone Huis in ’t Veld. This marks a special milestone for an institution that has historically been a male stronghold. Although the first woman was granted membership to the stock exchange in 1923, the trading floor would remain off limits to women for a long time after. After the appearance of the first three female traders on the exchange floor in 1975, Simone Huis in ’t Veld today becomes the first woman to ever take up the gavel at Beursplein 5.