Roberta Karmel

After Chicago native Roberta Karmel (born 1937) graduated from law school in 1962, she applied for several positions at Wall Street law firms but was told that women were not hired. She eventually became the first female partner at the law firm of Rogers and Wells, the first female appointed to be a Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a public director of the New York Stock Exchange and professor law at the Brooklyn Exchange.

Why this stop? The Green Line Cicero stop is one of stops serving the Austin neighborhood where Karmel grew up.