Historically, there are fewer females than males participating in youth sports, but girls’ high school sports saw an additional 15,009 participants this year, according to a survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Reaching an all time high of 3.4 million girls playing high school sports annually, which is closing the gap to the nearly 4.6 million boys who participate.
On Wall Street, Mary Gage found herself frustrated with being shut out of stockbroking on venues like the New York Stock Exchange, the artery of America’s growing place on the international financial stage. So, in 1880, the finance-savvy associate of suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton started her own exchange—just for women—who wanted to use their own money to speculate on railroad stocks.