Graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in genetics and a minor in statistics, Lauren Simmons originally aspired to go into genetic counseling.
She made a decision to put that on hold. What had not changed, however, was her passion to move to New York City, where networking led her to meet Richard Rosenblatt, the CEO of Rosenblatt Securities.
Beyond her many qualifications, it was ultimately Simmons’ confidence that led Rosenblatt to take her under his wing as an Equity Trader. The job wasn’t completely hers; she still had to pass the series 19. This test has a pass rate of 20% in a class of 10. She studied the book cover to cover for a month straight and successfully passed on her first try.
Lauren Simmons made history, at 23 years old, becoming the youngest female on the floor and the second-ever African American woman working as a trader at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 225 years.
Since her story broke, Lauren Simmons has been featured in ABC, CNBC, CNN, and Fox to name a few. She has visited several countries sharing her story. Pilitico has named Lauren ‘The Women of Impact 2018.’
Lauren, the brand, has been recognized by Hollywood- AGC studio is producing a film based on her life. She is the Executive Producer on the project and staring Kiersey Clemons will portray her in the movie.
Lauren is actively working on her first publication focused on women, and millennials in finance.
Source: Global Female Leaders