Tribute To A Pioneer

July 02, 2020

Mary E. Schmidt Rogers, whose pioneering 1978 book “Women and Money” taught women how to take control of their financial lives, died June 6. She was 103 years old.  She joined Waddell & Reed in the 1950's, at a time when it was extremely rare for women to work in financial services, with a goal of teaching women how to be financially responsible for themselves.  She was an incredibly influential person during her time with the firm and in her community.