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For the first time in 226 years, woman to lead the NYSE

The New York Stock Exchange for the first time in its 226-year history will be led by a woman.

Stacey Cunningham, who started her career as a floor clerk on the NYSE trading floor, will become the 67th president of the Big Board.

That means that two of the world's most well-known exchanges will be led by women. Adena Friedman became CEO of Nasdaq in early 2017.

"It's exciting to take on the role of running this organization because it's an institution and it has a lot of personal meaning to me, myself, you know so that's really what I've been focused on," Cunningham said Tuesday. "As a woman, I think it's important to set new boundaries for everyone...

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