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Women’s History: Finance Columnist Sylvia Porter Hid Her Gender

Women’s History: Finance Columnist Sylvia Porter Hid Her Gender

Accounts of Sylvia Feldman Porter’s life often cite the fact that her widowed mother lost $30,000 in the 1929 stock market crash as the thing that lit the spark for her career as a financial columnist but that interest may have been piqued even earlier. Porter also watched her parents lose money selfing Liberty Bonds at in inopportune moment, something she said many people once World War I was over. Sylvia Feldman’s mother was serious about her daughter getting a good education. After that  loss of $30,000, Sylvia wanted to know how that happened and switched her major from English/History to… Read More

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