31 Days of Notable Women- Mary Schapiro, Securities & Exchange Commission


Mary Schapiro, the current Chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, resides in Washington,DC. Her educational background is as follows: BA/BS from Franklin & Marshall College; JD from George Washington University.

Schapiro has spent much of the year trying to overcome the results of past lax regulatory enforcement. From excavating the Bernie Madoff fraud to investigating the ratings agencies’ possible role in the financial crisis, Schapiro is striving to bring order to the most important financial-regulatory house in the world. Most recently she enjoyed a victory: the passage of a long-sought, though somewhat controversial, rule that allows shareholders to have influence over the makeup of a public company’s board of directors.

Source cited: http://www.forbes.com/profile/mary-schapiro

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