Maggie Lena Walker — First Female Bank Owner in the US.
Maggie Lena Walker
It is International Women’s Day and we are highlighting a pioneer of women in banking, Maggie Lena Walker.

The First Female Bank Owner in the US.

In 1903 Maggie became the first woman in the United States to own a bank. She was born to enslaved parents in 1864 and went on to establish the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond, VA. Her institution grew to 50,000 members by 1924, survived the Great Depression, and is still in operation today. Read more about her legacy here: