VICTORIA WOODHULL (first woman to run for President of the United States in 1872, first woman to start a weekly newspaper, first woman along with her sister to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street (where she made a fortune), fought for women's rights, fought against corruption, fought for labor reforms and fought against the corrupt rich business elite) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Woodhull
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) about a struggling single parent who's determined to build a better life for his family. Chris Gardner (Smith) is smart and talented, but his dead-end salesman job barely pays the bills. When he and his son are evicted, they face trying times as a desperate Chris accepts an unpaid internship at a stock brokerage firm.
Victoria Woodhull was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement and a woman of many firsts. She was the first woman to start a weekly newspaper, the first woman to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street, and in 1872, she was the first female candidate for President of the United States.
Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927) was suffragette, stock broker, publisher, and the first woman to run for the U.S. presidency. Her early years were spent in a travelling fortune-telling and medicine family show as a psychic.divorcee twice over operated a brokerage firm on Wall Street with her sister. started a reform magazine which argued for equal standards for men and women, mystical socialism, and the legalization of prostitution during the repressive Victorian era.