“A great read for those interested in business, history, women’s studies, and/or money.”—Library Journal

“A useful addition to business and women’s studies collections, and especially worthwhile reading for female students. Summing Up: Recommended.”—Choice

“Groundbreaking work by a talented essayist that finally takes note of women’s achievements in finance. Caplan’s thorough and astute analysis combined with engaging storytelling provides fast-paced, important, and timely insight to women’s progress on Wall Street both yesterday and today.”—Janet Hanson, Founder, 85 Broads

“The contribution of women to the growth of Wall Street and ultimately our capitalist system has been largely hidden, until now. From colonial times to the present, Sheri J. Caplan leads us through the adventures of the ‘she merchants’—women who pioneered in the male dominated world of finance. Phenomenally well-researched, Petticoats and Pinstripes: Portraits of Women in Wall Street’s History, delves into the lives of very real women, from Abigail Adams to Abby Joseph Cohen, all of them groundbreakers, and their relationships with men and money. Women on Wall Street have traveled far and Caplan leads us through that journey with her compelling portraits of those who led the way.”—Lisa Endlich, Author, Goldman Sachs: The Culture of Success

“Caplan has crafted a masterful piece of narrative non-fiction that traces the untold story of women in Wall Street’s history. She adeptly guides the reader through key events spanning three centuries of American cultural and economic history while highlighting the successes and obstacles encountered by selected women in short biographical essays. She successfully distills key themes affecting women’s progress in finance in a highly readable fashion that will appeal to history buffs, Wall Street aficionados, and anyone who enjoys reading accounts of individual determination.”—Nina Godiwalla, Best-selling Author, Suits: A Woman on Wall Street

“This is corporate storytelling raised to the broader level of industry narrative. Congratulations, Sheri!”  —Marian Calabro,